Donald Trump Tweets Big Hints About Veep Choice: Meeting With Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst Monday

  • by: Alan Duke

Donald Trump tweeted bigs hints that he is closing in on choosing a vice presidential running mate. The presumptive GOP presidential nominee revealed he would meet with Joni Ernst, the senator from Iowa, on Monday. "I look forward to meeting @joniernst today in New Jersey. She has done a great job as Senator of Iowa!"

Trump met with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Sunday, presumably as part of the veep decision process. "Spent time with Indiana Governor Mike Pence and family yesterday. Very impressed, great people!"

His series of Monday morning tweets relating to his vice presidential short list also hinted that Sen. Tom Cotton from Arkansas was among the choices. "Senator Tom Cotton was great on Meet the Press yesterday. Despite a totally one-sided interview by Chuck Todd, the end result was solid!"

Two other names believed on Trump's short list are New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. There were no mention of these two in Trump's 4th of July tweets. With the GOP nominating convention convening in less than two weeks, a vice presidential announcement could be days away.

"The only people who are not interested in being the V.P. pick are the people who have not been asked!"

  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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