It’s official: On Friday in New York, Donald Trump will announce the poor soul he’s chosen to be his running mate.
Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign chairman, broke the news to CNN on Wednesday night, capping off a day full of speculation about who will have their name plastered next to Trump’s for the next three and a half months.
Trump will announce his VP on Friday in New York, Paul Manafort tells CNN.
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Earlier in the day, Trump and his family had meetings in Indiana with those seen to be the top two VP finalists: Gov. Mike Pence and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.
According to CNN, the presumptive Republican nominee had breakfast with Pence in the morning. Later in the day, Gingrich met with Trump and was also seen leaving a hotel in a motorcade with Trump’s children.
Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions also met with the presumptive GOP nominee in the Hoosier State, but the senator is reportedly serving in an advisory role as opposed to being a possible vice presidential nominee.
All of this took place in Indiana to allow Trump to have more time with the Pence, CNN said, citing a Trump spokesman. It was also noted that Trump’s plane had mechanical issues that forced him to stay overnight Tuesday.
Not wanting to leave out poor Chris Christie, apparently the only Trump ally not in Indiana on Wednesday, the spray-tanned billionaire still set aside time to have a phone conversation with him, which did include running mate talk. However, the unpopular New Jersey governor’s star has faded since he sold out to be a top Trump supporter (and coat carrier, as Hillary Clinton recently said).
Either way, this speculation will finally come to an end on Friday when Trump will announce the guy who will have to pretend to like him for the next few months.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.