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Pence delivers ringing endorsement of Trump

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has delivered a ringing endorsement of Donald Trump as he joins him as the vice presidential candidate on the Republican ticket. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has delivered a ringing endorsement of Donald Trump as he joins him as the vice presidential candidate on the Republican ticket.
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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has delivered a ringing endorsement of Donald Trump as he joins him as the vice presidential candidate on the Republican ticket.
    
Pence quickly proved comfortable using Trump's slogan, declaring "we need to make America great again and that day begins when Donald Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States."
    
Pence touted Trump's pledges to repeal Obamacare, revive the coal industry and toughen the nation's immigration policy. Pence did so while suggesting Hillary Clinton's policy proposals would weaken the nation's economy and its security.
    
Trump officially introduced Pence as his running mate at a low-key rally on Saturday in New York. When he brought Pence to the stage, the celebrity businessman shook his hand and patted his forearm before quickly exiting. He came back for a photo with their families at the end of the governor's remarks.
    
Pence is scheduled to appear at a rally in Indiana later Saturday. Trump is not scheduled to join him.
    
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11:50 a.m.
    
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has officially accepted Donald Trump's offer to join him on the Republican presidential ticket.
    
Pence says at an announcement event on Saturday in New York that Trump "is a great man and he will make a great president of the United States of America."
    
He says he was "honored" to accept the offer to join the ticket, because the country needs "strong Republican leadership" and because presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton can never be president.
    
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11:40 a.m.
    
Donald Trump says his selection of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate is one that will help him restore manufacturing jobs nationwide and protect religious freedom.
    
The presumptive Republican nominee spoke for nearly a half-hour Saturday as he introduced his pick for vice president, calling Pence onto the stage at the end.
    
Trump touted Indiana's falling unemployment rate and said that Pence would help his campaign and his potential administration protect the freedom of speech of religious institutions.
    
He also touted Pence's family and said the governor "looks good." He even noted that while Pence endorsed GOP rival Ted Cruz in Indiana's primary, the governor also praised Trump as he did so.
    
But while Trump says Pence's selection was partially driven by a desire to promote "party unity," Trump took a moment to attack the so-called "Never Trump" delegates attending next week's Republican National Convention.
    
He brags that they've been "crushed."
    
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11:30 a.m.
    
Donald Trump says the man who will join him on the Republican presidential ticket is a "man of character, honor and honesty."
    
Trump calls Indiana Gov. Mike Pence "a solid, solid person" and is contrasting his character to what he deemed "the corruption of Hillary Clinton," his likely Democratic opponent in the fall election.
    
Trump declares at an announcement event Saturday morning in New York, "What a difference between crooked Hillary Clinton and Mike Pence."
    
The two men are scheduled to formally become their party's nominees at next week's Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
    
Trump says he and Pence are the "the law and order candidates," adding that his potential administration would be far tougher on both foreign and domestic terrorism than would Clinton.
    
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11:20 a.m.
    
Donald Trump is introducing Mike Pence as his running mate, calling Indiana's governor "his first choice" to join him on the Republican presidential ticket.
    
Trump spoke with Pence on Saturday morning in a ballroom of a New York City hotel, a day after first introducing his choice for vice president in a Friday morning tweet.
    
The billionaire businessman strode first onto the stage that featured a backdrop of 10 American flags. The event did not feature any new "Trump-Pence" signs, instead displaying the standard "Trump" podium sign.
    
The presumptive GOP presidential nominee was cheered by a crowd of several hundred friends and local Republicans. He said he would champion "law and order" in the wake of this week's terror attack in France.
    
He says of the new Republican ticket, "we are the law and order candidates."
    
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