WESTFIELD, Ind. – Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made a pair of visits in Indiana Tuesday.
Trump held a private fundraiser at the Columbia Club in downtown Indianapolis. Then, he held a rally at Westfield’s Grand Park, which was scheduled to begin around 7:30 p.m but actually started closer to 8:30 p.m.
Indiana Governor Mike Pence introduced Trump, in a final public audition for the vice-presidential seat on the ticket.
“We’re ready to put a fighter, a builder, and a patriot in the Oval Office of the United States of America,” said Pence, “We are ready for Donald Trump to be our next president.”
As Trump inches closer to choosing his running mate, reports from national media indicate that Pence and Newt Gingrich are officially the top two.
Pence rolled out the attacks on Hillary Clinton from the email scandal to Benghazi in a brief but fiery speech with vice-presidential undertones.
"To paraphrase the director of the FBI, I think it will be extremely careless to elect Hillary Clinton as president of the United States," said Pence.
Trump and Pence shared the stage for a moment before Trump addressed the crowd, acknowledging Indiana's role in handing him the nomination.
"Indiana was the state that put me over the top. Thank you, folks," said Trump.
Trump's decision is expected by Friday, the same day Pence must pull himself out of the governor's race if he's chosen as Trump's vice-president.
Trump himself made it clear Tuesday he hasn't decided yet.
"I often joke they'll be calling up Mike Pence. I don't know whether he's going to be your governor or your vice-president. Who the hell knows," said Trump.