Indiana Gov. Mike Pence compared Donald Trump to his "political hero," the late President Ronald Reagan.
Pence, Trump's newly-named running mate, spoke Tuesday afternoon to a luncheon held by the American Conservative Union Foundation.
Pence said that Trump, like Reagan, "never lost touch with everyday Americans" despite big career achievements.
The Indiana governor, long a favorite of conservatives, was making his first appearance as since Trump named him to the ticket.
Pence deemed the presumptive nominee "a good man" who will be a great president because "his heart beats with" the American people.
Trump will officially become the party's nominee Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention.