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Donald Trump Had A Lot To Say Before Introducing His Running Mate

After Trump talked for 27 minutes, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence eventually got his moment.

By Lauren Stephenson | July 16, 2016

"The next vice president of the United States, Gov. Mike Pence," Donald Trump said.

It took awhile for Donald Trump to introduce his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

"Great honor. Thank you," Trump said.

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He had to get a few things off his chest first.

"Hillary Clinton is the embodiment of corruption. She is a corrupt person. What she's done with her emails," Trump told the crowd.

"She got away with murder, in fact, I think it may be her greatest accomplishment: escaping the recent scandal," he later said.

"What a difference between crooked Hillary and Mike Pence," he said.

"Hillary Clinton's foreign policy helped launch ISIS," he said.

"I said that Brexit's going to happen. I said that they are going to break away," he said.

"So Mike Pence will never be afraid to speak the name of our enemy," Trump said, as he seemed to return to his prepared remarks.

"'Never Trump,' they said. 'Never Trump. Oh, we're going to win.' They got crushed," Trump added.

"Back to Mike Pence," he said.

"So one of the primary reasons I chose Mike was I looked at Indiana, and I won Indiana big," Trump said. "Remember, Indiana was going to be the firewall. That's where Trump was going down."

"Those consequences are going to keep companies in our country," he said. "It's very simple. And everybody here knows what those consequences are, but I won't say that because I'm much more interested now in Mike."

"Gov. Pence balanced the budget," Trump said.

"I won the right to have the old post office building on Pennsylvania Avenue right near the White House," he said. "We're going to have an opening very soon."

But Pence got his moment — actually close to 12 minutes — after his 27-minute wait.

"I accept your invitation to run and serve as vice president of the United States of America," Pence said.

And he didn't even have the longest wait. Carly Fiorina waited almost 29 minutes for Ted Cruz to introduce her.

By comparison, Paul Ryan and Sarah Palin only had eight-minute waits.

This video includes clips from Right Side BroadcastingC-SPANCNN and CBS and images from Facebook / Donald J. Trump and Getty Images.

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