After multiple reports circulated Thursday that presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump chose Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, a number of Trump campaign officials denied the rumors.
Trump's campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, said that a decision "will be made in the near future." That decision is to be announced Friday in New York, he added.
Re: @realDonaldTrump VP selection, a decision will be made in the near future and the announcement will be tomorrow at 11am in New York.— Paul Manafort (@Paul Manafort)1468513415.0
"A decision has not been made by Mr. Trump," Jason Miller, a senior communications adviser for Trump, tweeted Thursday afternoon. "He will be making a decision in the future and will be announcing his Vice Presidential pick tomorrow at 11 a.m. as planned."
1/2 A decision has not been made by Mr. Trump. He will be making a decision in the future…— Jason Miller (@Jason Miller)1468513978.0
2/2 …and will be announcing his Vice Presidential pick tomorrow at 11am as planned.— Jason Miller (@Jason Miller)1468514033.0
CBS News reported Thursday that an unnamed GOP official said Trump is expected to pick Pence and would give the governor a call later this afternoon. Roll Call and the Indianapolis Star cited an anonymous source who asserted that the Manhattan billionaire had chosen Pence.
A source close to the Trump campaign told TheBlaze Thursday that anyone leaking information that Trump has picked his running mate is "just doing it for attention."
"[Trump] has his favorites, but no concrete decision has been reached yet," the source said.
Besides Pence, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has been floated as a potential running mate for Trump. Gingrich's contract with Fox News was suspended earlier this week ahead of the convention, further speculating rumors that he could be the choice for Trump.
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