Yesterday evening, a terrorist in Nice, France drove a truck into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day, killing over 70 individuals, including 2 Americans.
In the wake of the horrific attack, Donald Trump respectfully postponed his Friday VP announcement, citing the “horrible attack” for the delay.
The sudden delay of the unveiling his running mate, announced via Twitter on Thursday evening, added a dramatic element of uncertainty to an unusually public selection process that is said to have culminated with the choice of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. Even as an ABC camera crew filmed Pence walking into a Manhattan hotel, Trump immediately followed up his tweet by telling Fox News host Greta van Susteren that he had yet to make a “final, final decision.”
“This is war,” Trump told his host, vowing that if elected as president, he would call on Congress to declare war against the Islamic State, or ISIL. “We’re living in a different world.”
Trump said the delay in announcing his vice presidential pick would “absolutely not” have an impact on his final choice as it would be “totally inappropriate.” His campaign said only that “additional details” would follow regarding the timing of the announcement.
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