Trump Likely Interviewing VPs This Week

[Eddie Maloney from North Las Vegas, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons]

While Democratic lawfare has prevented former President Donald Trump from leaving New York City during the week, on Friday, the GOP frontrunner will be leaving for Florida once the court closes for the weekend to headline a meeting of the top Republican donors.

The main topic of conversation promises to be whom he intends to choose as a running mate, and several of those on the “shortlist” are expected to make their pitch. 

Fox News writes that the former president will likely be taking one one-on-one meetings with potential running mates. 

The closed-to press gathering – held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Palm Beach and at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club a few miles north – comes as he aims to close his fundraising gap with President Biden in their 2024 election rematch.

And listed as “special guests” at the confab are a number of Republican politicians considered to be on Trump’s shortlist for running mate, according to an agenda of the weekend’s events obtained by Fox News

Among those listed as “special guests” are possible running mates Sens. Tim Scott of South Carolina, JD Vance of Ohio, and Marco Rubio of Florida. So are Govs,. Doug Burgum of North Dakota and Kristi Noem from South Dakota. Two top Trump supporters in the House – Reps. Elise Seefanik of New York and Byron Donalds of Florida – will also be there, as will entrepreneur and former 2024 presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy.

While Trump’s team won’t say whether the former president will hold one-on-one meetings with the potential running mates during the weekend confab, it’s not hard to imagine that such encounters may occur.

The former president recently announced when he’ll be making his pick for vice president. 

“I’ll be picking, but probably not too much before the convention, which I happen to be having in the great state of Wisconsin,” the presumptive GOP nominee told FOX 6 Milwaukee while making a pitstop in the swing state. 

The Republican National Convention will be held in Milwaukee between July 15 and 18. 

Traditionally, the vice presidential nominee addresses the delegates on the second-to-last night of the meeting.

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