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Trump remains mum on his VP despite winking at Sen. Rubio in Miami

Trump remains mum on his VP despite winking at Sen. Rubio in Miami

Trump remains mum on his VP despite winking at Sen. Rubio in Miami

Former American President Donald Trump (2017-2021) is keeping quiet about who his vice president will be just five days before the Republican National Convention and despite the constant winks he gave to Hispanic Senator Marco Rubio at a campaign rally on Tuesday in Miami.

The Cuban-American politician Floridatogether with the senator JD Vanceof Ohio, and the governor of North Dakota, Doug Burgummake up the Trump campaign’s favorite list for re-election next November.

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The Republican candidate said he hopes to announce his decision no later than Monday, July 15, when the election begins. Republican National Conventionthat will happen in Milwaukee for three days.

Trump has remained strategically silent on this vital issue amid the endless media noise generated by the president’s poor performance. Joe Biden during the debate on June 27 and the controversy over the Democrat’s advanced age, 81 years old.

Three years younger, Trump on Tuesday night attacked Biden’s ability to govern and also attacked the vice president, Kamala Harrisbut did not clarify speculation about who his running mate will be.

The Republican, however, praised “Frame“, as he called it repeatedly during his rally in Dorala nearby city Miamisenator’s hometown.

Trump addressed the many journalists present: “You’re probably thinking that I’m going to announce Rubio as my vice president.“, he said.

During the speech he also asked “Frame” if you supported his proposal to eliminate tip taxes. And he clarified: “you may or may not be present (in the Senate) to vote in favor, but you will be involved“Trump told him.

He also acknowledged that during the 2016 campaign, in which he dubbed his then-opponent Rubio “Little Marco”, apparently due to their short stature, they had “a fierce campaign for a while”.

As for the senator of OhioJD Vance, 39, has come a long way since the release of his memoir, ‘Country Elegy‘, which attracted attention in the 2016 election, and was highly critical of Trump on several occasions.

His memoirs made him a figure among the media and the political class of those living in the so-called Rust Belt (Northeast and Midwest Industrial Belt), a group that helped Trump win the White House in 2016.

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For a while, however, Vance made his disdain for Trump and his policies clear, to the point that in a 2016 interview he told ABC News that “I didn’t see Trump offering many solutions.”.

“He was a great president”

But later, the politician and businessman who studied law at Yale University in 2013 retracted his previous position and opinions and praised Trump’s performance in the presidency.

His apology came around the same time he entered the race for a seat on the Ohio Senate in 2022, which he obtained.

I was wrong about Donald Trump. I didn’t think he would be a good president. He was a great president and that’s one of the reasons I’m working so hard to make sure he gets a second term.,” he said last June in an interview with Fox News.

Vance remained true to his hardline conservative style, including opposing aid to Ukraineand stands out for its ability to attract both working-class voters, due to its working-class origins, and highly qualified urban voters.

The governor of North Dakota He is, in turn, a technology tycoon who became wealthy when he sold the Great Plains company to Microsoft in 2001.

Last December, Burgum, 67, announced he was dropping out of the race for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination after failing to meet the requirements to participate in the primary debates.

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But the conservative businessman and philanthropist is considered a good bet as Trump’s running mate to appeal to moderate voters and is well-regarded within the Republican establishment.

Burgum, governor of North Dakota since 2016, agrees with Trump on many points defended by the former president, such as the regulation of abortion, which should be at the discretion of the states, and has campaigned in his favor on several television networks.

The investor born in the small town of Arthurin that state, he worked in the family business (grain storage), studied at North Dakota State University and later completed a master’s degree in business administration at Stanford University.

Source: Elcomercio

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