CARMEL, Ind. (WISH) — Gov. Mike Pence is back in Indiana after spending part of the weekend in New Jersey with Donald Trump.
The trip fueled speculation that Pence is being vetted for Trump’s vice presidential pick. But the governor says all they did was play golf.
Monday, Trump tweeted about his time with Governor Pence and his family.
Pence spoke to the media while at Connor Prairie on Sunday evening. He and his wife, Karen Pence, were there to watch the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Fourth of July concert.
The couple and one of their sons made the trip to New Jersey to meet with Donald and Melania Trump.
The governor wouldn’t say he was there to talk about the possibility of joining the ticket, instead he said they talked about the future of the country and Indiana.
“I support Donald Trump to be the next president of the United States of America because I think not only does Indiana need a partner for our prosperity in the White House but as I said not long ago, our troops need a commander in chief that has their backs,” Pence said. “Hard-working Americans and businesses need a Washington, D.C. off their back, and we need a president who will appoint common sense conservatives to the Supreme Court of the United States. And I think on all of those issues Donald Trump will provide the kind of leadership that will strengthen our nation, restore our prosperity and provide the kind of appointments to the Supreme Court that we’ll be pleased to support.”
The governor also said he would join Donald Trump on the campaign trail here in Indiana and elsewhere.
If the governor accepts the VP position, he must withdraw from his reelection campaign by July 15.
Trump is returning to the Hoosier State on July 12 for a fundraiser at the Columbia club. It’s set for 5:30 p.m. Ticket information has not yet been announced.