Trump Postpones VP Announcement Because Of Attack In France

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Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he is postponing his planned announcement of his running mate because of the attack that killed dozens in France.

“In light of the horrible attack in Nice, France, I have postponed tomorrow’s news conference concerning my Vice Presidential announcement,” Trump wrote in a tweet.

Trump had scheduled a Friday morning press conference to reveal his choice for vice president. Multiple news organizations have reported that Trump is expected to name Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate. Others under consideration include former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

It’s not clear if the change could affect Trump’s choice. But Pence is facing a time crunch — he has until Friday at noon to withdraw from his gubernatorial re-election race.

As of Thursday night, Trump said he hadn’t made a “final, final” decision.

At the same time, he insisted the Nice attacks wouldn’t cause him to change his mind on a running mate.

More than 70 people are believed to have died late Thursday after a truck crashed into a Bastille Day celebration crowd along the French Riviera.

Reacting to the deaths, Trump also tweeted: “Another horrific attack, this time in Nice, France. Many dead and injured. When will we learn? It is only getting worse.”

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