NEW YORK (TIP): Pence, a former congressman and the current governor of Indiana, flew from Indianapolis to the New York area Thursday, July 14, ahead of a planned Friday morning joint appearance with the presumptive Republican nominee in Manhattan.
But Trump said Thursday, July 14 evening he’s postponing the official announcement, previously set for Friday morning “in light of the horrible attack in Nice, France, I have postponed tomorrow’s news conference concerning my vice presidential announcement,” he tweeted.
Trump maintained during an interview on Thursday evening that he has not made a “final, final decision,” although sources with knowledge of the pick said Pence would be Trump’s ultimate choice. He also indicated that he will announce tomorrow when the rescheduled VP announcement will be held.
Trump’s team was impressed with Pence’s fiery performance at a rally in Westfield, Indiana on Tuesday, July 12 night. The governor and his wife met at their home with the candidate, his son, daughter and son in-law on Wednesday, June 13 morning, stoking further speculation that he would be Trump’s ultimate choice.
Sources close to Pence and Trump were preparing for the likelihood of a Pence pick early Thursday but warned that the final choice would be made by the candidate alone.
Without confirming that he was not the choice, Gingrich – who had been viewed as the most likely alternative, said in an interview Thursday that “it was a very great honor to be considered” for the job.