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Clinton Slams Trump's Running Mate, Mike Pence, Minutes After Announcement

Clinton sent out a series of tweets Friday condemning presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s newly announced running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

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    Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to criticize Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sent out a series of tweets Friday condemning presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s newly announced running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

    Trump officially announced Pence as his running mate Friday morning, tapping the low-key social conservative ahead of next week’s Republican National Convention.

    Clinton quickly sent out a series of tweets, claiming Trump was “sticking with his dangerous plan for America” by picking Pence.

    "By picking Mike Pence as his running mate, Donald Trump has doubled down on some of his most disturbing beliefs by choosing an incredibly divisive and unpopular running mate known for supporting discriminatory politics and failed economic policies that favor millionaires and corporations over working families," campaign chairman John Podesta said in a statement.

    One of Clinton's tweets includes a campaign video that highlights aspects of Pence’s political career, including his involvement in the controversy surrounding Indiana’s controversial “religious freedom” bill last year.

    “As governor, Pence was willing to shut down Indiana’s economy to allow discrimination against LGBT people,” the video said.

    Cities and businesses boycotted the state over the controversial law that many believed would allow for discrimination against the LGBTQ community. Following widespread condemnation, Pence agreed to amend the law to clarify its intent.

    According to Forbes, the law cost Indianapolis $60 million in lost revenue.

    The video also claims that Pence was "willing to shut down the government to defund Planned Parenthood,” highlighting his staunch pro-life stance.

    Additionally, Clinton’s video argues Pence as “bad for immigrants.”

    A clip of Pence saying Americans “don’t want comprehensive immigration reform” in included in the video.

    “Donald Trump and Mike Pence: building a great, big, beautiful wall between America and progress,” the spot concludes.

    Clinton also tweeted a “five things you should know about Gov. Mike Pence” meme Friday.

    The list touches on Pence’s push to defund Planned Parenthood, as well as the controversial “religious freedom” law and his stances on abortion and immigration reform.

    The meme also claims that Pence slashed higher education funding to pay for corporate tax cuts.

    Clinton tweeted another meme that shows Pence’s alignment with Trump on a series of hot-button issues, like supporting tax cuts for millionaires and opposing a bump in the minimum wage, defunding Planned Parenthood and restricting abortion access, opposing immigration reform and deporting immigrants and repealing the Affordable Care Act.

    The tweet also claims that both Trump and his running mate won’t tackle climate change.

    Clinton also tweeted a link to donate to her campaign, in order to keep “Donald Trump, Mike Pence, and their extreme agenda out of the White House."