Democrats pounced on Donald Trump's running mate, IN governor Mike Pence, immediately after the pairing was announced Friday, as USA Today reports.
Donald Trump (R) has named Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate.
That's according to a Republican with direct knowledge of the process, who spoke Friday on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to publicly discuss the details of Trump's search for a running mate.
Trump announced his selection on Twitter on Friday morning and said there would be a news conference Saturday.
Appearing on CNN, Manafort said Trump "emotionally reacted" to the attack in France and it "really bothered him to see that carnage". It was a major blow to Republican foes of Trump who have been working to try to thwart his nomination.
Of course, Pence is a longtime Republican official who has taken a lead on pro-Israel legislation throughout his career in the House and the in governor's mansion, endearing him to the RJC.
Other candidates in the running to stand with Mr Trump were the former speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich and the New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie.
The billionaire businessman then went on Fox News to say that he had not yet settled on his "final, final" choice.
A second Republican said Friday he spoke to Trump on Thursday morning, and the NY real estate mogul said he had chosen Pence and would be calling the governor to make the offer and ask him to fly to NY. Moments later, one of Pence's aides filed paperwork with the Indiana Secretary of State's office withdrawing him from the governor's race.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, also praised Pence on Friday. But some of Trump's children, who have been closely advising their father, were said to favor different candidates.