Trump Hunts For The Perfect Running Mate

Donald Trump is in the early stages of his hunt for a dynamic running mate to complement his own resume and complete the Republican presidential ticket. But don't expect him to reveal his VP pick anytime soon.

In an interview with the New York Times on Wednesday, hours after Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus declared him the presumptive nominee, Trump said he has begun the vice presidential vetting process and will likely announce his selection shortly before the convention.

Delaying his vice presidential pick until July is both a wise decision and fitting for a candiate who is fond of keeping the media guessing, according to veteran GOP strategist Ford O'Connell.

"As a presidential candidate you only have three times you can control the narrative, the day you announce your candidacy, the day you accept the nomination and the day you announce your vice president," O'Connell told the Washington Examiner.

"So this is going to be a card that he's going to want to keep very close to his vest before his campaign knows exactly what direction they want to go against Hillary in the general election," he added.

Read more from Gabby Morrongiello at The Washington Examiner

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