Donald Trump's reported selection of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate is a major step toward Republican unity, political strategist Dick Morris told Newsmax TV
"He's the candidate of the Republican Party," Morris told "The Hard Line" host Ed Berliner in an interview.
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"Donald Trump didn't take over the Republican Party. He defeated it in the Republican primary.
"And the defeated Republican Party says, 'We'll support him but we want a gesture to show us that you're still a Republican — and we want Mike Pence,'" Morris added.
"That was essentially why Pence got that nomination: straight conservative, good record in the House, good record as governor, reliable — and salving and soothing the wounds of the Republican Party."
Morris is author of the new book "Armageddon: How Trump Can Beat Hillary"
with Eileen McGann, available at bookstores everywhere and online at both Barnes & Noble
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