Tuesday 17 October 2017

Donald Trump picks Indiana governor Mike Pence as running mate

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) and Indiana Governor Mike Pence (L) wave to the crowd before addressing the crowd during a campaign stop at the Grand Park Events Center in Westfield, Indiana, U.S. on July 12, 2016. REUTERS/John Sommers II/File Photo
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) and Indiana Governor Mike Pence (L) wave to the crowd before addressing the crowd during a campaign stop at the Grand Park Events Center in Westfield, Indiana, U.S. on July 12, 2016. REUTERS/John Sommers II/File Photo

Republican presidential contender Donald Trump has picked Indiana governor Mike Pence as his running mate.

Mr Trump revealed his decision on Twitter and said he will hold a news conference on Saturday morning.

The businessman had originally planned to announce his running mate earlier on Friday but he delayed the announcement because of the attacks in Nice.

Mr Pence had already flown to New York before Mr Trump announced the postponement.

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