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Trump Forced to Stay Overnight in Indianapolis Due to Plane Issues

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee reportedly used the extra time to narrow his search for a potential running mate

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    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was forced to stay overnight in Indiana due to a mechanical issue on his private plane Tuesday night, NBC News confirms.

    The billionaire is reportedly using the extra time in Indiana to continue narrowing his search for a potential running mate. 

    Trump visited the Hoosier state Tuesday to attend a rally alongside Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who is being vetted as the presumptive nominee's potential VP pick.

    Trump and his family met with Pence at the Governor’s Mansion Wednesday, further fueling speculation that the candidate may announce the governor as his running mate. 

    During a press conference after their meeting Wednesday, Pence said he’s “honored” and “humbled” to be considered for the role.

    “The conversations we’ve had between two families are something Karen and I will cherish the rest of our lives, whatever the outcome,” Pence said.

    Trump is expected to announce his pick at a public event Friday, multiple sources told NBC News.

    Aside from Pence, Trump told the Wall Street Journal Wednesday that he is considering New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

    Trump met with Christie and his family Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. Gingrich also traveled to Indiana Wednesday and was seen with members of Trump’s entourage, as well as Sen. Jeff Sessions, of Alabama, who was also seen at the hotel after Gingrich left.

    Trump was in Chicago Tuesday to attend a big-ticket campaign fundraiser at Trump Tower. According to the Chicago Tribune, Trump is set to collect over $1 million in contributions from the event.

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