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CNN: Trump Tried to Change His Mind on Pence Thursday Night

CNN: Trump Tried to Change His Mind on Pence Thursday Night
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By    |   Friday, 15 July 2016 03:54 PM

Reports say Donald Trump had second thoughts about selecting Gov. Mike Pence for his running mate, but decided to stick with the choice.

As first reported by CNN's Dana Bash via Twitter, Trump was reportedly on the phone until midnight Friday morning with aides, trying to figure out if he could change his mind on Pence, Indiana's Republican governor.


Bash talked about her report on CNN Friday:

"Around midnight last night, and so this morning, Donald Trump was on the phone with senior advisors trying to see if he could get out of this," Bash told Wolf Blitzer.

"And if it is possible to not actually pick Mike Pence, and this is after he offered the job to Mike Pence, and they flew him to New York, and they had him sitting in a hotel room, and in Manhattan thinking that he is going to be the vice presidential pick. He just basically dumped his own plans for reelection in Indiana as governor.

"What this tells us is that this was so out of Donald Trump's comfort zone. He does not operate like this. He operates with the gut, and by all accounts if you were following the gut, he would have gone with Chris Christie, but everybody around him in the campaign apparatus had been making these moves to make it so that Mike Pence would be his running mate."

Kelly O'Donnell of NBC News confirmed the report as well:


Trump campaign advisor Jason Miller refuted Bash's report on his own Twitter account, calling it "completely false."


After the news leaked Thursday, Trump announced Pence as his running mate in a Friday tweet

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