Source: Worst thing in Pence's vetting file was a speeding ticket
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says US has coronavirus 'totally under control' Senate Republicans muscle through rules for Trump trial Collins breaks with GOP on attempt to change impeachment rules resolution MORE has been telling friends and allies that Indiana Gov. Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PencePence attends sermon where bishop says 'demonic spirit' is behind homosexual attraction Mike Pence invoked a racist president and a scoundrel senator to defend Trump — did he even know it? Trump, Pence visit MLK memorial MORE (R) had the cleanest background check of any candidate during the vice presidential vetting process.

The presumptive GOP nominee has told numerous associates that when he looked at Pence's vetting file, the only remotely negative item was a speeding ticket when Pence was in his early 20s.


"There was the speeding ticket and the fact he loves his wife," a source who spoke to Trump about the Pence pick quipped to The Hill.

Pence, a devout Christian and family man, is well liked within the Republican Party and is viewed as having unimpeachable conservative credentials.

Trump's campaign and a Pence spokesman have been contacted for comment.

Asked about the vetting records of his other VP choices, Trump has enjoyed telling friends and allies that the vetting report of the more polarizing and thrice-married former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) ran to some 400 pages.