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Trump Signals Commitment to Pence After Biden Picks Harris

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signaled hes keeping Vice President Mike Pence as his running mate after presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced his selection of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.).

“I like Vice President Mike Pence much better. He is solid as a rock. Hes been a fantastic vice president. Hes done everything you can do. Hes respected by every religious group. Whether its evangelical, whether its any other group, they respect Mike Pence,” Trump, a Republican, told reporters at the White House.

“Hes been a great vice president, and I will take him over Kamala.”

After Biden revealed hed chosen Harris, some commentators wondered whether Trump would swap Pence with another top Republican. Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor and ambassador to the United Nations, was frequently mentioned.

Trump in late 2018 said Pence would be his running mate again in 2020.

“Mike, will you be my running mate? Will you?” Trump asked during a press conference at the White House after he was asked whether he wanted to lock down his ticket.

Pence smiled and nodded.

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Vice President Mike Pence speaks to President Donald Trump during a roundtable meeting on seniors in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington on June 15, 2020. (Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)
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Former Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) take the stage at the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Mich., on July 31, 2019. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

“That was unexpected, but I feel very fine,” the president added.

Pence was asked about rumors Trump might want to replace him last year, with Fox News host Jeanine Pirro naming Haley as a possibility.

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