Donald Trump has chosen his running mate: Report

 June 24, 2024

After months of pensive waiting and pontificating on the part of political pundits the former president has made his choice - somehow without actually making his choice.

On Saturday, former President Donald Trump stated that he knows who he will select to serve as his vice presidential nominee, as NBC reported.

He also provided a hint regarding Trump's anticipated intentions for the evening of the debate.

Questions for Trump

NBC News asked Donald Trump, while he was making a campaign visit in Philadelphia, whether he had made a decision regarding his vice presidential candidate.

Trump said, "In my mind, yeah," and added that the individual will "most likely" be present in the debate that will take place on Thursday against Joe Biden.

“They’ll be there,” he continued. “I think we have a lot of people coming.”

Guessing Game

According to Trump, "nobody knows" his decision just yet, despite the number of people who seem to think that they know who the choice would be.

It has been reported in the past by NBC News that President Trump is focusing his attention on Governor Doug Burgum of North Dakota, Senator JD Vance of Ohio, and Senator Marco Rubio of Florida as some of the potential leading candidates.

A number of individuals who are involved with the selection process have informed NBC News that Burgum and Vance are regarded as the two most qualified candidates.

Florida Ticket

Despite the fact that a constitutional glitch would necessitate either Trump or Rubio establishing residency outside of Florida, Rubio is still being considered for the Republican nomination.

Trump senior adviser Brian Hughes spoke to the possibility of Rubio taking the position, and said that the campaign’s top criterion for selecting a running mate “is a strong leader who will make a great President for eight years after his next four year term concludes.”

The comments he made on Saturday were made while he was making a stop at a restaurant in Philadelphia before attending a rally.

The Announcement

The former president has stated that he intends to make the announcement regarding his choice for vice president "right around the convention."

“Maybe a little before, but could be at the convention,” Trump said. “But we’ll have some great people.”

The Republican National Convention is scheduled to take place in Milwaukee from July 15th to the 18th. It is during this convention that delegates from all over the country will officially nominate presidential and vice presidential candidates for the Republican Party.

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