“The Apprentice: VP” is over.
Donald Trump tweeted Friday he has chosen Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate, confirming days of speculation.
I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Governor Mike Pence as my Vice Presidential running mate. News conference tomorrow at 11:00 A.M.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2016
Pence said he was “honored to . . . work to make America great again,” using Trump’s campaign slogan:
Former rival US Senator Marco Rubio of Florida called the choice a “great pick”:
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign was quick to call Pence “bad for women’s health,” among other criticisms:
Pence, who has been governor of Indiana since 2013, could help balance the ticket. He is an experienced politician, well-liked in Washington, D.C., and well-connected with Republican donors, a stark contrast with Trump.
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee will make a formal announcement Saturday morning at 11.