Donald Trump: Mike Pence was "my first choice" for VP

Staff Writer

On Saturday morning, just days before the presumptive nominee heads to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Donald Trump announced that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was his vice presidential pick.

"Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was my first choice. I've admired the work he's done, especially in the state of Indiana," Trump said at a news conference in midtown Manhattan. "I admire the fact that he fights for the people and he fights for you."

"He's a solid, solid person," Trump said of Pence, touting the ex-congressman's leadership of the House Republican Conference.

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