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CNN’s Dana Bash reported Friday that GOP candidate Donald Trump was uncertain about his selection for vice presidential running mate — so much so that he asked his aides at midnight whether there was any way to avoid it.
Trump took the unprecedented step ofsuddenly announcing that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence would be his running mate on Twitter — with what seemed like little forewarning to his campaign team. The announcement came after Trump had promised to make it over the weekend, out of respect for victims of the truck attack in Nice, France on Thursday night.
originally posted by: WeRpeons
a reply to: MystikMushroom
Poor Chris Christie...
I've never seen such a huge brown noser like Christie. He wanted to be Trump's VP so bad he followed him around like a puppy dog.
originally posted by: WeRpeons
a reply to: DancedWithWolves
Trump has proved time and time again he's notorious for going back on his word. Hillary's not truthful and he complains about her lies, but he's shown himself throughout his campaign regurgitating something he said just days before!! You never know when this guy is going to back track on anything he says. Inconsistency is what I want in a president, NOT!
Trump is described as torn because he felt former House speaker Newt Gingrich would be "too volatile" to manage.
Despite a close, long-term friendship with the governor, sources said Trump told others he could not "betray" his family and cause stress for his daughter Ivanka.
Pence vowed when he took office to focus on jobs and education, though he also campaigned on a description of himself as “a Christian, a conservative and a Republican — in that order.”
He was soon pulled into divisive social issues.
Pence backed tougher abortion measures; opposed efforts to undo a state ban on same-sex marriage; and was slow to allow public health officials to implement a needle-exchange program when an HIV epidemic erupted among drug users in a rural Indiana county.
Tension at the Statehouse reached a boiling point last year, when Pence signed a religious freedom bill that critics said would allow businesses to deny services to gays and lesbians.
The legislation set off a storm of criticism that forced Pence to sign a follow-up bill clarifying the law’s intent — much to the dismay of his evangelical supporters who'd backed the original measure.
That came just as Pence was contemplating his own run for president — an ambition cut short, in part, when he stumbled through a difficult, nationally broadcast interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos.
Not long after, just as Pence was getting ready to announce his re-election bid for governor, a poll conducted by Republican Christine Matthews of Bellwether Research found that 54 percent of Indiana voters said they wanted a new governor.
Less than one-third said they’d re-elect Pence.
originally posted by: DancedWithWolves
Trump's campaign is calling the story false