Trump announces Pence as VP pick on Twitter

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks question during a news conference Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Indianapolis.


WASHINGTON (WOOD/AP) — Donald Trump has officially announced his vice presidential pick.

“I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Governor Mike Pence as my Vice Presidential running mate,” the Republican presidential candidate posted on Twitter Friday morning.

Trump said he would hold a news conference Saturday at 11 a.m. for the formal announcement.

A Republican with direct knowledge of the vetting process told the Associated Pres that Trump offered the Indiana governor the job Thursday afternoon, before Pence traveled late Thursday to New York.

Trump delayed his plans for a vice presidential announcement Thursday night after the truck attack in southern France.

The billionaire said later that night he’d not yet settled on a “final, final” decision, leaving open the possibility the unpredictable presumptive nominee could change his mind.

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