Trump Hints At Running Mate Reveal

By Jason Hall

June 7, 2024

Former President Trump Arrives At A Fundraiser In Palm Beach, Florida
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Former President Donald Trump said he thinks he'll reveal his running mate decision during the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee next month.

“I think I’ll announce who that person’s going to be during the convention,” Trump said during an interview with FOX News host Sean Hannity that aired Thursday (June 6) night. “I think that’s pretty normal — during the convention, it will be an interesting period of time.”

Trump previously indicated to News12 that his running mate decision would be made "probably not too much before" the start of the Republican National Convention, where he'll formally be named the GOP presidential nominee, scheduled from July 15 to 18.

“We have so many,” Trump said at the time. ”I don’t want to do that, we have so many.” “We have many people who would do a fantastic job."

Trump has reportedly started the process of vetting running mate contenders with at least seven candidates having received documents from his campaign, the New York Post reported on Thursday (June 5). Republican Sens. Marco Rubio (Florida), JD Vance (Ohio) and Tim Scott (South Carolina), Reps. Byron Donalds (Florida) and Elise Stefanik (New York), North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and former Trump administration Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson have all exchanged varying degrees of vetting documents with the Trump campaign, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

The source said that the vetting process has been in the works for the past month. Trump campaign spokesman Brian Hughes told the New York Post that the former president hasn't made a decision on his running mate nor revealed when he plans to.

“Anyone claiming to know who or when President Trump will choose his VP is lying, unless the person is named Donald J. Trump,” Hughes said in a statement.

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