Donald Trump expected to make VP announcement on Friday: Sources

Donald Trump pauses while speaking during a campaign event on veterans reform in Virginia Beach.
Donald Trump pauses while speaking during a campaign event on veterans reform in Virginia Beach.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is expected to announce his choice for running mate at a campaign event on Friday, campaign sources said on Tuesday (July 12).

Among the possible picks are former US House of Representatives speaker Newt Gingrich, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and retired Lieutenant-General Michael Flynn, according to media reports and Republican sources.

"I have it down to five people," Mr Trump told Fox News on Tuesday.

 
 

Mr Pence introduced Mr Trump at a campaign rally in Westfield, Indiana, on Tuesday evening. Mr Gingrich and Mr Christie have also campaigned with Mr Trump in recent weeks.

The Republican National Convention, where Mr Trump is set to be formally nominated as the party's candidate for the Nov 8 election, begins on Monday in Cleveland.