Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump postponed announcing his pick for running mate, which had been scheduled for Friday, following a Nice attack that has left more than 80 people dead.

 

Donald Trump

 

“In light of the horrible attack in Nice, France, I have postponed tomorrow’s news conference concerning my Vice Presidential announcement” Trump posted on Twitter Thursday.

 

The deaths occurred when a truck ploughed into a crowd watching a Bastille Day fireworks display in the southern French resort city.

 

A local government official told French media that the driver was shot dead after barreling down the palm-lined Promenade des Anglais in what he called “a major criminal attack.”

 

Trump was to formally make his vice presidential announcement Friday, although it was already widely reported that he has chosen Indiana Governor Mike Pence.