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Dan Quayle enters Trump Tower, goes mostly unnoticed

Posted at 4:52 PM, Nov 29, 2016

NEW YORK -- Indianapolis-native and former vice president Dan Quayle entered Trump Tower for discussions with the president-elect Tuesday, and his entrance went mostly unnoticed by the row of press that occupies the lobby of the building.

“The press pen did not initially recognize him and did not ask any questions. However, Sean Spicer just confirmed to your pooler that it was Quayle,” said a pool report Tuesday afternoon.

The report initially listed an “unidentified man” entering Trump Tower at 1:47 p.m. with Kellyanne Conway, President-elect Donald Trump's campaign manager.

The pool report said a source confirmed that Quayle had breakfast with Vice President-elect Mike Pence on Tuesday morning.

Quayle says he stopped by Trump Tower to offer President-elect Trump best wishes.

He told reporters Tuesday that he offered "personal congratulations" to Trump after speaking recently by phone. He said he "supported" Trump during the election.

Quayle served as a US Senator from Indiana, as George H.W. Bush's vice president from 1989-1993 and sought the presidential nomination in 2000, but ultimately withdrew and supported George W. Bush. He has been mostly out of the political spotlight since.

Quayle endorsed Donald Trump in May. 

Trump aides did not immediately respond to a request for more details on the reason for Quayle's visit.

An original version of this story cited Quayle as having served as Indiana's Attorney General. We regret the error.