In New York on Saturday, Donald Trump held his delayed announcement of Gov Mike Pence of Indiana as his Vice Presidential running mate.
In his speech, Trump first attacked Hillary Clinton and then talked about the future direction he would wish to take the country, adding his new theme for his campaign of being “The Law & Order candidates.
Pence, who was a member of Congress and is just finishing his first term as Indiana Governor, talked about his family, how his grandfather immigrated to the United States, how Pence had grown up in a small town and referred to himself as a simple man and said being offered the opportunity to become the Vice President of the United States was humbling, but that the greatest title he could ever have was D-A-D.
Pence struck a strong response from the organized crowd when he said that Hillary Clinton must never become the President of the United States.
Audio: Gov Pence on the Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama record
Pence noted that under his governorship, Indiana has grown 150,000 net new jobs, has the greatest credit rating of any state in the Union, has increased spending on education, and has a $2 Billion surplus.
Audio: Gov Pence on the Success of the Indiana Economy
Trump noted that the type of leadership offered by Gov Mike Pence on the economy, while increasing spending on education and infrastructure, is the type of leadership the Republican ticket will offer the nation.
The Republican National Convention begins Monday, July 18 in Cleveland, and concludes on July 21.