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Trump hints he will announce vice presidential pick at GOP convention as Kamala Harris accepts debate invitation

Ahead of his upcoming debates with US President Joe Biden, GOP leader Donald Trump said on Thursday that he may announce his vice presidential running mate at the Republican National Convention in July.

Vice President Kamala Harris has accepted an invitation from CBS News to debate former President Donald Trump’s pick for vice president this summer. (AP)

During his interview with Charles Benson of Scripps News, Trump was asked about the chance he would declare his running mate at the convention in Milwaukee.

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To which the former president responded, “That’s probably a pretty good chance, I would say.”

While he said he wouldn’t make it “100 percent,” he added, “They’re getting pretty close.” I’ll do it in Milwaukee, we’ll do it – we’ll have a great time.”

This announcement came after Trump agreed to debate the challenges posed to him by Biden. The first debate will be hosted by CNN in June and another in September by ABC News. However, the debates will not take place in front of a live audience.

Trump calls Milwaukee a “really important state”

The Republican National Convention will be held July 15-18 in the city of Milwaukee. “As tens of thousands travel from across the country, our goal is to showcase the vibrant, energetic, world-class city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin,” the Republican National Committee said.

Trump called Milwaukee a “very crucial state” and declared: “We’re taking Congress to Milwaukee and we’ve got to win Wisconsin.”

Speculation is growing about who the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee would choose as his vice presidential running mate. Several people who ran against Trump in the GOP presidential primary this year were considered for the position. These include North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum and Senator Tim Scott (SC).

Other candidates who could be on Trump’s list include Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), Sens. JD Vance (R-Ohio), Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R) and Marco Rubio (R-Florida ). South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (right) was once considered a leading candidate, but her hopes of joining Trump’s candidacy were dashed after she admitted killing her own puppy and a family goat. However, Trump described her story as “tough” and called her a “great” person.

Earlier this week, biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, who endorsed Trump after withdrawing from the presidential campaign, said he would accept an offer to become his vice president.

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Kamala Harris accepts invitation to debate against Trump’s choice for vice president

Meanwhile, Biden’s campaign said Vice President Kamala Harris had accepted an invitation from CBS News to debate Trump’s running mate this summer.

Harris’ team told the network that she would debate in studio on Tuesday, July 23, or Tuesday, August 13, and called on the Trump campaign to agree on one of the days. The Trump campaign has yet to respond to the debate invitation.

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