In circuitous speech, Trump touts VP pick Pence as man to unify party

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Trump greets Indiana Governor Pence as he introduces Pence as his vice presidential running mate in New YorkBy Jonathan Allen and Ginger Gibson NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Saturday presented his vice presidential running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, as the man who can unify a fractured Republican party and help him bridge the gap created by the candidate’s outsider status. In a wide-ranging speech in which he touted his own “landslide” victory in the Republican primaries, Trump cast Pence as a perfect complement for the White House: a veteran of government, a man with a Midwestern sensibility and strong Republican credentials as a job creator and budget balancer. “Indiana Governor Mike Pence was my first choice, I’ve admired the work he’s done, especially in the state of Indiana,” Trump said at an event in New York City.

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