Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana; Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa; and Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas. These three names have been circulating strongly lately as strong contenders for the vice presidential pick for Donald Trump.
Joni Ernst, Mike Pence, Tom Cotton – Speculation Grows…
After a meeting on Monday with the GOP contender, Ernst said she had “a good conversation” with Trump. “We discussed what I am hearing from Iowans as I travel around the state on my 99 county tour, and the best path forward for our country,” she said in a statement. “I will continue to share my insights with Donald about the need to strengthen our economy, keep our nation safe, and ensure America is always a strong, stabilizing force around the globe.”
In an interview with Chuck Todd on NBC, Cotton discussed his support for Trump, but when asked to explain why he should be president, the Arkansas senator said only that “Donald Trump can ultimately make the case for himself.” Trump tweeted his approval of Cotton’s performance in an interview on Meet the Press on Sunday: “Senator Tom Cotton was great on Meet the Press yesterday. Despite a totally one-sided interview by Chuck Todd, the end result was solid!”
Trump complimented Pence, whom he met with Saturday, writing, “Spent time with Indiana Governor Mike Pence and family yesterday. Very impressed, great people!” Marc Lotter, a spokesman for Pence, described the meeting as “warm and friendly” in a statement. However, he mentions that “nothing was offered and nothing was accepted” in regards to VP offers. This could be a ruse, though,
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