NEW YORK (NEWSnet/AP) — The future Republican vice presidential candidate’s plane is currently parked in an undisclosed hangar, an empty spot on its fuselage where a decal featuring his or her name will soon be placed.

Introductory fundraisers have been planned.

Yet to take place: An announcement from former President Donald Trump unveiling his pick among several people believed to be in consideration.

Senior advisers and longtime allies insist they still don’t know whom the leading Republican candidate will choose to join him on the 2024 ticket — with many believing the name is still in flux.

The Republican National Convention opens July 15.

What Trump Says


“I haven’t made (a) final decision. But I have some ideas as to where we’re going,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity that aired Monday night.

This discussion happened during a time of upheaval in the presidential race. Specifically, President Joe Biden has been facing public calls from some Democrats to step aisle in favor of a younger candidate. Biden is 81, Trump is 78.

“A little bit, you know, we wanted to see what they’re doing, to be honest. Because, you know, it might make a difference,” he told Hannity.

That being said, Trump’s running mate announcement will happen soon with the convention date approaching.

“It could happen anytime this week,” Trump senior adviser Jason Miller said in an appearance on “Fox & Friends.”

Trump Campaign Trail


Trump has two rallies planned this week.

The first is scheduled for Tuesday evening at his golf club in Doral, Florida.  Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a Miami native who is said to be among the contenders, will be in attendance, according to an adviser familiar with the senator’s plans, who, like others, spoke on condition of anonymity about the selection process.

Then on Saturday, Trump will travel to Pennsylvania for a rally at the Butler Farm Show. The venue, outside Pittsburgh, is near the border to Ohio, which is home to Sen. JD Vance, another potential pick.

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