Donald Trump is reportedly close to naming his running mate. And he just dropped a major hint about who he’ll pick

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Donald Trump is reportedly close to naming his running mate.

With polls indicating that the race could still go either way it’s a decision he has to get right.

And Trump just dropped a major hint about who he’ll pick.

Did Trump let the cat out of the bag?

On Thursday, June 27, former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden will meet face-to-face to engage in the first Presidential Debate of the 2024 General Election.

Many Americans highly anticipate this event, especially as Biden faces criticism for his poor communication skills. 

As entertaining as debates may be, history shows that they rarely move the needle for most voters. 

However, Trump has yet to make a move that could add a tremendous amount of energy to his campaign – picking a Vice Presidential running mate. 

From the moment that it became glaringly obvious that former Trump Vice President Mike Pence wouldn’t be an option a third time around, many have speculated about who he’d pick.

Nearly every Republican Governor, U.S. Senator, Representative, and even a few media personalities have been thrown out as potential options, but no clear frontrunner has ever really emerged.

But this all changed after Fox News’ Aishah Hasnie interviewed Trump during his recent visit at the Republican National Committee’s headquarters on Thursday. 

Hasnie asked Trump if his Vice Presidential pick was in attendance for any of the meetings he attended that day with the National Republican Senatorial Committee, but the former President offered a mixed response.

“Probably,” Trump teased. “I don’t want to go, but I think (it) will probably get announced during the convention. During the convention. There were some good people, and we have some very good people.”

Hasnie followed up by asking Trump if Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin was his shortlist of Vice Presidential candidates.

“And I think I could consider that,” Trump said. “Yes. I haven’t been asked that question, but he would be on that list.”

The interview then shifted from running mate shortlists to Hunter Biden’s recent conviction on federal gun charges, with Hasnie asking Trump how he views President Joe Biden as a father in light of the charges. 

“Well, I think it’s a very serious thing,” Trump responded. “I understand that whole subject. I understand it pretty well because I’ve had it with people who have it in their family.”

Trump was, of course, referring to Hunter’s years-long battle with addiction, which as he’s talked about on many occasions before, is a similar battle to that which cost the former President’s brother his life.

Trump could give himself a major boost with the right VP

Any path to a Trump victory requires the former President to win all of the states he won in 2020, plus Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, and one other state. 

That means Trump must win Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, or another battleground state. 

Youngkin, who became Virginia’s first Republican Governor in over a decade with his 2021 victory, could potentially help Trump win the Commonwealth – a state no Republican Presidential nominee has won since 2004.

But then again, Youngkin has also gone to great lengths to straddle the line between being a true America First conservative and a ruling class RINO who does the establishment’s bidding.

Regardless, there’s no doubt that Donald Trump is weighing all of his options for a Vice Presidential running mate, as it could very well make or break his campaign in such a tight race.

US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.