Donald Trump, who was expected to formally announce his vice presidential pick during a press conference Friday morning, has decided to postpone the reveal following an attack in Nice, France.
"In light of the horrible attack in Nice, France," the presumptive GOP nominee tweeted, "I have postponed tomorrow's news conference concerning my Vice Presidential announcement."
In light of the horrible attack in Nice, France, I have postponed tomorrow's news conference concerning my Vice Presidential announcement.— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1468537797.0
Trump was believed to be announcing Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate during an event with reporters in Manhattan at 11 a.m. Friday. However, his campaign manager, Paul Manafort, downplayed those reports, saying the candidate was still in the decision-making process.
"A decision will be made in the near future and the announcement will be tomorrow at 11 am in New York," he tweeted.
Re: @realDonaldTrump VP selection, a decision will be made in the near future and the announcement will be tomorrow at 11am in New York.— Paul Manafort (@Paul Manafort) 1468513415.0
A truck plowed down a French crowd late Thursday night following a fireworks celebration for Bastille Day. While there are not many details known about the event, a police spokeswoman said it was "an attack" and the president of the Nice region said the truck was filled with firearms and grenades.
In an interview on Fox News, Trump told host Greta Van Susteren, "If it's radical Islamic terrorism, [President Barack Obama] better say it."
"We're weakly led and we're ineffective," he said of the "constant" attacks taking place around the world.
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