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Donald Trump Officially Announces VP Pick!

Donald Trump Vice President Tweets Announcement
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Jul. 15 2016, Published 4:01 p.m. ET

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In the hours after Thursday's deadly terror attack in France, Donald Trump postponed the press conference announcing his official vice presidential announcement. But unwilling to keep his fans waiting, the social-media-savvy candidate tweeted the news Friday instead.

"I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Governor Mike Pence as my Vice Presidential running mate. News conference tomorrow at 11:00 A.M." Trump wrote.

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The billionaire had originally planned to announce his selection on Friday morning in Manhattan, but delayed the declaration amid the deadly terror attacks in France on Thursday that killed at least 84 people.

"In light of the horrible attack in Nice, France, I have postponed tomorrow's news conference concerning my Vice Presidential announcement," Trump tweeted Thursday evening.

Prior to the attacks, reports had rapidly spread that Trump would choose the Indiana Governor as his VP pick. The 57-year-old governor was considered one of Trump's top candidates and was a favorite among those close to Trump, including his children and campaign manager Paul Manafort.

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Though Trump will officially make a live announcement on Saturday morning, some of his most loyal supporters are hurting. Chris Christie told MSNBC he would be bothered if Trump did not put him on the ticket.

"I mean, obviously, I'm a competitive person," Christie said. "So I'm not going to say it won't bother me, if I'm not selected. Of course it bothers you a little bit."

Christie went on to say that he was "used to winning" and that nobody likes "coming in second, ever."



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