Donald Trump announced Friday via Twitter that his running mate will be Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. In this emergency podcast, the team looks at what pluses and minuses Pence brings to the Trump campaign.
A staunch social conservative, Pence checks a lot of boxes that Trump doesn’t, but the Indiana governor also disagrees with Trump’s stance on immigration and trade.
And as we prepare for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Trump is gaining ground in national polls and key swing states.
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