Donald Trump's decision to join forces with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate has been generally well received by members of the Republican Party, even among those who have yet to back the presumptive presidential nominee.
Gingrich, 73, is a close adviser to Trump with a wealth of ideas and deep experience in the legislative process from his time as speaker of the House of Representatives in the 1990s. But he tweeted on Thursday night that the attack in Nice, where a truck slammed into a crowd, killing dozens of people, prompted him to delay.
"I would think it's going to happen before we go to Cleveland", he said.
"I haven't made my final, final decision", Trump said on Fox News Channel. "If he's not, then he could actually re-sign and be one of the candidates running for the District 4 in the caucus", said Coffey.
On Wednesday, Trump and his children threw together a hasty series of conversations with other finalists in the vice-presidential search, including Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, Sen.
"I think it may be a smart move", said Jane Urner of Mercer Island.
Hurting Christie's chances yesterday, former Port Authority of NY and New Jersey Chairman David Samson, a Christie confidant, pleaded guilty to bribery for using his position to coerce United Airlines to create a direct flight to his SC summer home. Traditionally, the vice-presidential choice is used to build enthusiasm among party loyalists.
But Trump lost OH in the GOP primary to Gov. John Kasich.
Mr Pence also criticised Mr Trump's proposal to ban Muslims from entering the country. "He'll be able to defend him as well as be a cheerleader but do it in a calm, cool, collected manner that will preserve his credibility". The former House speaker later told NBC News that "it was a very great honor to be considered" by Trump. "So he said he wanted to just take a little time".
Mr. Gingrich has other ideas about immigration that are not in sync with Mr. Trump's scorched earth policy, and he laid them out in a candidates debate during his 2012 presidential campaign. The businessman has never held elected office.
He became a born-again Christian in college and has talked about how his faith drives his politics, saying he is "a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order".
Hillary Clinton campaigned yesterday with the bookies' favourite to be her Democratic running mate, Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia.
In a CNN phone interview, Clinton said the US was "at war with these terrorist groups and what they represent".
Pence later signed a revision he said would prevent such LGBT discrimination, but many religious conservatives faulted him for bending to political pressure. Trump has said he opposes abortion, but his views have been inconsistent, and he has said Planned Parenthood provides some valuable services. After facing major political pressure, Pence asked the IN legislature to revise the language, which later passed.
"[Pence] has been in support of Barack Obama, his Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact that Donald Trump says he wants to tear up".
IndyStar has confirmed that Trump will announce Pence as his selection for vice president, ending a weeks-long vice presidential casting call during which Trump vetted a handful of high-profile Republicans.
The Indiana governor emerged as a front-runner in the past week, with many of Trump's advisers reportedly liking what the 57-year-old would bring to the ticket. The ensuing battle over the law saw Pence at odds with Indiana's business community amid calls for corporations to boycott the state, and his approval rating dropped as much as 15 points in some polls.