Trump Picks Gov. Pence as His VP for 'Party Unity'

Trump officially announced that he has selected Pence as his running mate.

"I'm here today to introduce the man who will be my partner in this campaign and White House," Trump said.

Trump spoke not in a swing state, as is the norm for such announcements, but instead at a Hilton Hotel ballroom, just a few blocks from his residence at Trump Tower. He introduced Pence as a "a man of honor, character, and honesty."

"Now, I think if you look at one of the big reasons that I chose Mike, and one of the reasons is party unity," Trump said. "I have to be honest. So many people have said 'party unity,' because I'm an outsider."

"We're going to get rid of that horrible Johnson amendment, and we're going to let evangelicals, we're going to let Christians and Jews and people of religion talk without being afraid to talk,” Trump said in an apparent appeal for the support of evangelicals whose votes Pence is expected to help him garner.

Trump then left the stage to Pence, who accepted the nomination.

"I answered this call for two reasons," Pence said. "First, because I know from firsthand experience that strong Republican leadership can bring about real change ... just like we've seen in the Hoosier state. Secondly, because Hillary Clinton must never become president of the United States of America."

Both Pence and Trump also addressed the deadly attack in Nice, France that occurred Thursday night, as well as the attempted coup in Turkey on Friday night.

Trump had originally planned on announcing his running mate on Thursday, but postponed the event after the attack in Nice.

In the audience, there was yet another unconventional crowd.

“I think Pence brings stability,” she said. “You can put your hand in his and know that what they say they mean."