Pence introduces Trump at rally that doubles for VP audition


WESTFIELD, Indiana (AP) — Republican Donald Trump campaigned alongside Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Tuesday evening, the latest in a series of public auditions as the billionaire businessman mulls his vice presidential pick.

Pence introduced the presumptive GOP nominee at a rally in Westfield, where he told a group of supporters that “Donald Trump hears the voice of the American people.”

Pence, in a sharply delivered speech, said Trump understands the American people like no one since former President Ronald Reagan.

His voice raised, Pence said to thunderous applause that the country cannot let Democrat Hillary Clinton get elected and called Trump “a good man.”

The two also appeared together at a fundraiser earlier Tuesday.

Trump, who is expected to announce his running mate decision later this week, gave few hints about his thinking, but fed the ongoing speculation.

At one point he told the crowd that, if he’s elected to the White House, “you’ll be calling up Mike Pence — I don’t know whether he’s going to be your governor or your vice president. Who the hell knows?”

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