It’s official. On Tuesday, Donald Trump became the confirmed Republican nominee for president.
Speaker Paul Ryan – who refused to endorse Trump for a a very long time – formally declared Trump and VP-candidate Mike Pence to be the Republican standard-bearer.
Trump’s kids loved it.
Later that night, former presidential hopeful Chris Christie went on a tirade against Hillary Clinton. Far from making policy arguments, Republicans this year want to win by sending the other side to prison.
So, after lots of speculation Donald Trump choose his Veep. And surprisingly to many, it was neither Newt Gingrich nor Chris Christie (who really, really wanted the job).
Trump’s No. 2 will be Mike Pence, the Governor of Indiana.
If you have never heard of Mike Pence before, no worries, you are not alone. The New York Times made a nice little “Who is Mike Pence?”-guide that should get you up to date. There is also one by the Washington Post or one by CBS.
New Jersey Governor and ex-presidential candidate Chris Christie endorsed Donald Trump today. The move was met with widespread surprise by political analytics – after all Christie was a clear establishment candidate before he suspended his campaign.
Christie’s endorsement is a blow against Marco Rubio, who received 20 high level endorsements this week alone, but none as prolific as Christie.