Um, guys? Donald Trump's campaign team released the new logo for the joint Trump-Pence campaign Friday, July 15, after the presumptive Republican presidential nominee confirmed IN governor Mike Pence will be his running mate - and social media quickly noticed some suggestive undertones. According to O'Donnell, Trump hadn't notified his other rumored choices, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, that he'd already made up his mind and settled on the IN governor.
Seen as disciplined and relatively discreet, Mr. Pence was apparently the favourite of Trump's children, who exercise much influence over the political novice as he campaigns for president.
"By picking Mike Pence as his running mate, Donald Trump has doubled down on some of his most disturbing beliefs by choosing an incredibly divisive and unpopular running mate", said John Podesta, Clinton's campaign chairman.
Pence endorsed Trump's rival Ted Cruz instead.
Trump had earlier stated he would publicly reveal his pick at a Friday press conference, but postponed it after Thursday's truck attack in the French city of Nice that left at least 84 people dead. Pence would have the backing of GOP leaders and ease some of their concerns about Trump's political inexperience and volatile temperament.
He has been Indiana's governor since January 2013.
Pence added, "What I've heard from Donald Trump, and I believe the position he's articulated that resonates with millions of Americans, is that we've got to find out what's going on, and we've got to do something different, and we've got to put the safety and security of the American people first". But the fact that no one in Trump's campaign saw that the logo not-so-subtly implies that Trump is penetrating his running mate is alarming.
The campaign shared the graphic in an email soon after making public Trump's choice, which CNN reported on Thursday, in a series of social media posts, emails and text messages.
"Pence also personally led the fight to defund Planned Parenthood while serving in the House and fought to pass Indiana's 2016 anti-abortion law, with some of the most outrageous restrictions in the country that threatened women's privacy and limited their choice".
"Western civilization is in a war", Gingrich told Fox Thursday. "It is incompatible with Western civilization".
Pence split openly with Trump last December over his divisive anti-Muslim rhetoric, signalling he might push back against Trump if they were in the White House.