NEWS BRIEF “I think that Mr. Trump has reached a decision” on his vice-presidential pick, said Trump campaign spokesman Paul Manafort on Friday. But will it be Mike Pence?
The presumptive Republican nominee was scheduled to announce his running mate in New York City on Friday morning. “In light of the horrible attack in Nice, France, I have postponed tomorrow’s news conference concerning my Vice Presidential announcement,” Trump said on Twitter late Thursday.
Days away from the Republican National Convention, Pence’s name has been floated around, as Trump’s likely running mate. Fueling further speculation: Pence was seen in New York City Thursday evening. Still, the lead up to Trump’s now-postponed announcement has been anything but clear.
On Thursday, media reports suggested that the Indiana governor had been selected to join Trump’s ticket, citing anonymous sources. Even so, Manafort said the presumptive Republican nominee had yet not made a decision. Later in the day matters got more complicated, as reports, again based on anonymous sources, reversed course, saying a decision was still in the making. Trump told Fox News Channel in an interview late Thursday: “I haven’t made my final, final decision. I mean, I’ve got three people that are fantastic.”