At the rollout of the presumptive Republican ticket, Donald Trump and newly minted running mate Mike Pence shared this: Both talked mostly about Donald Trump.
The pick of Pence was uncharacteristically conventional for Trump. He turned to a sober, steady conservative who shares little with him in terms of personality and political history. But Saturday's announcement in New York unveiling that choice turned out to be as unconventional as Trump has been for more than a year as a presidential candidate. He delivered a rambling address in which he only occasionally seemed to be following his prepared text that touted Pence. Instead, he talked about himself, Hillary Clinton and even Lyndon Johnson.
|Donald Trump and Mike Pence|
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Twenty-eight minutes passed before the Indiana governor finally was introduced and walked on the stage.
Pence then delivered a classic vice presidential stump speech of fulsome praise for the top of the ticket. "This builder, this fighter, this patriotic American who has set aside a legendary career in business to build a stronger America," Pence declared. "Donald Trump understands the frustrations and the hopes of the American people like no leader since Ronald Reagan."
Trump had mentioned Reagan as well — to note that he had won more votes than even Reagan during the GOP primaries.Read the rest of Susan Page's article HERE.
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