Donald Trump Postpones VP Announcement Following Bastille Day Attack

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The news conference was set for Friday.

Following news of Thursday's deadly Bastille Day attack in Nice, France, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump has postponed the announcement of his vice presidential pick.

"In light of the horrible attack in Nice, France, I have postponed tomorrow's news conference concerning my Vice Presidential announcement," the businessman-turned-politician tweeted Thursday afternoon.

The horrific attack has left at least 80 dead and at least another 100 injured after a truck drove onto the sidewalk and plowed through more than a mile of Bastille Day revelers who had gathered to watch fireworks. Upon learning of the attack, which President Barack Obama has since condemned as "horrific," Trump shared with his Twitter audience: "Another horrific attack, this time in Nice, France. Many dead and injured. When will we learn? It is only getting worse."

The Republican frontrunner was expected to officially announce his VP choice, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, at a  press conference Friday at 11 a.m. ET.

Trump had narrowed down his pick to four potential men, including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Also, according to sources, Lesley Stahl got the first interview with Pence together with Trump, the soon-to-be GOP candidate for president.

Follow the breaking news story in Nice as it develops here.