Donald Trump offered few hints about whom he may pick as his running mate during a Tuesday campaign rally in Indiana.
The speculation has grown swiftly over the past few days as the candidate traveled around the country meeting and campaigning with people on his shortlist. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is one of the contenders.
Pence opened the rally with glowing words for Trump and critical words for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and establishment politicians.
He slammed the current state of the US economy, saying “we’re tired of being told this is as good as it gets,” and railed against what he called the “little intellectual elite” in Washington for making decisions for Americans.
Though the Indiana governor endorsed Ted Cruz in April, he offered lengthy praise at the time for Trump, saying that the real-estate billionaire has “given voice to the frustration of millions of working Americans.”At the rally on Tuesday, Trump repeated calls to keep American companies from outsourcing work to other countries – including a proposed 35% import tax on those companies’ goods.
On the VP question, Trump gave no other clues, shaking Gov. Pence’s hand and smiling.
“I don’t know if he’s going to be your governor or your vice president. Who the hell knows!” Trump said. “Good man.”