WASHINGTON, July 16 (Xinhua) -- The campaign of U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump unveiled a new logo on Saturday, one day after an original one was mocked widely on social media.
The campaign released a new logo on Friday after Trump announced that he had chosen Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate. The campaign replaced it with another one on Saturday after the original one was mocked widely online for appearing to be suggestive.
According to a fundraising email sent by the Trump campaign on Friday, part of the original logo featured an intertwined blue "T" and "P" with the letter "T" penetrating the loop of "P".
On Saturday however, a new logo appeared on the campaign's website, which only shows both Trump and Pence's family names above the slogan "Make America Great Again."
Speaking at a rally on Saturday, Trump said he chose Pence as his running mate to boost party unity.
"One of the biggest reasons I've chosen Mike, one of the reasons is party unity, I have to be honest," said Trump at a rally in New York.
Calling Pence his "first choice" as the running mate, Trump also touted Pence's job-creating credentials.
"This is the primary reason I wanted Mike -- other than that he looks very good, other than he's got an incredible family, and incredible wife," said Trump.
The pick of Pence as running mate came as Trump was scrambling to solidify the Republican base and win support from social conservatives.
Pence, 57, was a Republican lawmaker for 12 years and the third-highest-ranking member of the GOP in the House before becoming the governor of Indiana in 2013.
During his stint in Congress, he was assigned to the Foreign Affairs Committee, a credential which could make up for Trump's lack of foreign affairs experience in a competitive general election with former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the standard-bearer of the Democratic Party.
Once calling himself as "a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order," Pence is also a beloved social conservative among the devout evangelical conservatives within the party.
Therefore, Trump's pick of Pence would also help to quell concerns among social conservatives that the New York billionaire developer is too liberal on social issues.