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Campaign Countdown: Trump postpones VP pick due to tragedy in Nice


Donald Trump was set to announce his choice for a running mate Friday, but after the tragedy in Nice, France, Trump tweeted that the announcement has been postponed. 

Strong signals that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will be Donald Trump's teammate on the Republican ticket.

Trump meeting with Pence and other hopefuls, including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, in Indiana this week. 

"His vice president candidate isn't going to make a lot of difference, I don't think, in whether people will vote for him or not. He will need to think about unifying the party with his pick," said Dr. Bruce Mallard, a Savannah State University political science professor.

Trump's pick was expected to be coming days before the start of next week's Republican convention in Cleveland, where there's still some talk of a delegate rebellion.

The rules committee is meeting this week.

"You will see a little stirring of that, but I don't think much is going to come from it. It would be very hard to deny him the nomination since he did get the number of delegates," Dr. Mallard said.

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton finally got that long awaited endorsement Bernie Sanders this week, but the question still remains as to whether she can she win over Sander's supporters.

"Most of the rest will come around. Frankly, there's just not a lot of reason for Sanders supporters to go with Trump. They might find that they might like the Libertarian candidate a little bit, but I think that will help her."

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