Donald Trump, the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee, said Monday that he will choose his vice presidential pick for the general election by the end of the week.
“I will make my mind up over the next three to four days. In my mind, I have someone that would be really good,” Trump said in an interview with the Washington Post.
Trump added that he is considering five people as a potential running mate, including retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn. “I do like the military, but I do very much like the political,” Trump told the newspaper.
Former House Speaker and former 2012 presidential candidate Newt Gingrich confirmed in an interview with Fox News that he is also being vetted for the job.
Indiana Governor Mike Pence and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, as well as one other political individual, are also presumably included in Trump’s list of potential vice presidential picks, according to the Washington Post.
“Five or six people are being vetted. We are at a stage, we can look you in the eye and say yes, I’m being vetted,” Gingrich said.
Gingrich predicted that Trump will announce his running mate on either Thursday or Friday “so they dominate the weekend news going into the convention”, which starts in Cleveland on Monday.
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