Donald Trump and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence both blasted Hillary Clinton during a campaign appearance in Indiana, according to The Hill
"To paraphrase the director of the FBI, I think it would be extremely careless to elect Hillary Clinton as president of the United States," Pence said, referring to FBI Director James Comey critiquing Clinton about her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.
Pence has been on Trump's short list
of possible vice presidents. The real estate mogul is also reportedly considering Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, as potential running mates.
Trump rebuked the FBI's investigation of Clinton, saying it was "rigged" in her favor. "They let her go. Lies all over the place and they let her go," Trump said, according to The Hill. Adding, electing Clinton would be like reelecting President Barack Obama.
Trump commented on Pence's future to the crowd, saying, "I don't know whether he's going to be your governor, your vice president, who the hell knows?"
Trump told The Wall Street Journal
he needs a vice president who can help him go on the offense against critics. "I'm getting attacked from all sides," he said. I need a "fighter skilled in hand-to-hand combat."
The Journal reports Pence told the Indiana audience, "We are ready to put a fighter, a builder and a patriot in the Oval Office."
According to CNBC
, if Pence becomes the vice presidential nominee, he is likely to praise Indiana's recovery from the recession, with a jobless rate at 5 percent, down from 20 percent in 2009.
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