Latest Update: Trump Set to Unveil Vice Presidential Selection Soon

The Trump re-election campaign has revealed plans for an upcoming event, possibly unveiling the much-anticipated vice presidential candidate. The event, known as the “Freedom First Event”, is set to occur at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee and will feature both the potential vice-presidential nominee and former President Trump himself.

Details of the Upcoming Event

An invitation extended by the Trump Campaign encourages supporters to attend this event on July 18. It is not only a platform for potential announcements but also a significant fundraising opportunity with table prices ranging from $200,000 to $300,000. Additional offerings include photo opportunities for $100,000 and reception tickets available for a donation of $5,000.

Speculation Surrounding Trump’s Vice Presidential Pick

Former President Trump has been fueling speculation around his choice of running mate for some time now. He has often suggested that he would announce his decision at the Republican National Convention. Interestingly, he hinted that the selected candidate was present in Atlanta during last week’s presidential debate.

Candidates Under Consideration

Several candidates believed to be on Trump’s shortlist were seen in the post-debate spin room. These included Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, Senator JD Vance (R-OH), Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), U.S. Reps Byron Donalds and Elise Stefanik (R-NY), businessman Vivek Ramaswamy and Dr. Ben Carson. A report from ABC News last month noted that seven candidates had received documents from the Trump Campaign and were in early stages of vetting.

Potential Dark Horse Candidates

While many well-known names are being considered, insiders have warned that Trump may still surprise everyone with a less obvious choice or ‘dark horse’ candidate such as Ramaswamy or Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders among others.

Trump’s Criteria for Vice Presidential Selection

A Trump Campaign insider revealed to the New York Post that Trump was looking for three qualities in his vice-presidential candidate. These include fundraising ability, effectiveness as a media surrogate, and potential to successfully debate Kamala Harris.

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