Trump says that he's picked a running mate: Report

 January 13, 2024

Former President Donald Trump says that he knows whom he is going to select to be his running mate in 2024. 

Unfortunately, however, Trump is not ready to share his choice with the American public.

Trump, according to Fox News, revealed that he has selected a running mate on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024,

Trump did so during the town hall event that Fox News hosted in Iowa.

"I know who it's going to be."

During the town hall event, the Fox News hosts asked Trump who he is considering to be his running mate. It was in response to this question that Trump revealed that he has already made up his mind on the subject.

"I can’t tell you that really. I mean, I know who it’s going to be," Trump said.

Host Martha MacCallum then attempted to get Trump to reveal his pick, or, at the very least, to "give us a hint." Trump, however, refused, joking, "We'll do another show sometime."


In recent months, there has been significant speculation about who Trump's running mate is going to be. The reason why there has been so much speculation is because, at this point, it seems to be a foregone conclusion that Trump will win the Republican Party's presidential nomination this year.

Real Clear Politics currently has Trump leading the Republican field by roughly 50 percentage points. Trump, in the polls, is receiving about 61.1% of the vote, on average.

Trump's next closest Republican rival is former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R), who is received 11.3% of the vote on average. Significantly, Haley recently took the number two spot away from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), who is now in third place with 10.9% of the vote.

The bottom line, though, is that Trump continues to dominate the field. Although there still may be some jockeying for the position in the number two and three spots, Trump remains the clear number one, which is why many commentators have moved on to running mate talk.

So, who's it going to be?

Something that may come as a surprise is that Trump, during the town hall, did indicate that he would consider choosing one of his Republican presidential rivals to be his running mate.

When asked whether he would be "open to mending fences" with any of his rivals, Trump said, "Oh, sure. I will, I will."

Trump, then, jokingly said that he has "already started to like [former New Jersey Gov. Chris] Christie better," since Christie dropped out of the running. Trump, however, said that - despite his willingness to "mend fences" - he does not see Christe becoming his running mate. Trump said, "That would be an upset."

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