Indicating no lingering ill feelings toward not being selected himself, Christie told members of Michigan's delegation to the Republican National Convention at a breakfast meeting Monday that he felt all along that the ticket needed to be balanced by a governor, not a member of Congress.
Even as his emissaries reassured Mr. Pence, Mr. Trump fielded a last-ditch appeal from Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, another finalist, who once again pressed his own case.
During our interview Pence refused to describe President Obama's time in office as a failure, saying it has only been "disappointing".
The vote, Trump said, was a long time ago and "they were also misled".
"I think we will have very, very good chemistry".
"He speaks from his heart", Pence said earnestly.
State Treasurer Kelly Mitchell has been getting questions about Mike Pence from her counterparts in other states.
Just what we need - another religious fanatic determined to march all of us off to the church of his choice. The moment Hillary Clinton announces her VP pick, no matter who it may be, the Republicans will go nuts saying it's the worst person in America.
Among Independents, 14 percent are more likely to vote for Trump, while 13 percent are less likely. In selecting Pence as his running mate, Trump seems to have neither scored a home run nor struck out, Gallup said.
"Look, I", Pence started. "It's probably ... it's ... it's probably obvious to people that our styles are different, but I promise you, our vision is exactly the same".
STAHL: But she's not? "One of the things I found out about this man is he appreciates candor", he continued, prompting Trump to cut in: "I'd like him to if he thinks I was doing something wrong". I might not apologize ... John McCain is considered a war hero only "because he was captured".
CBS's Lesley Stahl asked Trump about this in a joint interview with Pence broadcast Sunday night, and he minimized the importance of Pence's past stand. I might not do that, but I would absolutely want him to come in. Pence told CBN News in a 2010 interview "It may be that I grew up in a big Irish Catholic family like he did".
'He was making some phone calls to try to assess if he was locked into the Pence choice or if he could make a change, ' NBC said.
"From what I've been watching on the news, Mike Pence is very well known in Washington, D.C., and he's well-liked there", she said, adding that Pence appeals to social conservatives and strict constitutionalists, which will benefit the campaign. Landrum said it bothers him to hear people talk about Trump's inconsistencies because he believes Trump's message has been consistent from day one. "That's OK. That one, you could say, 'yes'".
Secchia, a former ambassador to Italy under President George H.W. Bush, said Jeb Bush misread "the tea leaves", while Trump appealed better to Republican primary voters.