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Trump Has ‘Pretty Good Idea’ Of VP Pick, May Announce During RNC Convention

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Former President Donald Trump revealed he has “a pretty good idea” of who his vice presidential running mate will be and may announce his pick during this summer’s Republican National Convention.

“Probably. I don’t want to go, but I think (it) will probably get announced during the convention. During the convention. There were some good people and, we have some very good people,” Trump told Fox News’ Aishah Hasnie

Trump stated that he had not been asked to endorse former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, for the U.S. Senate. Hogan had endorsed Nikki Haley over Trump and did not endorse him during the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections.

“Yeah, I’d like to see him win,” Trump said. “I think he has a good chance to win. I would like to see him win.”

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Kellyanne Conway, a contributor to Fox News, predicted that Trump would make “significant gains” in support from Hispanic voters in November, while she also urged him to choose a person of color as his running mate.

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In a segment on Fox’s “Outnumbered,” the panel criticized President Joe Biden for his efforts to appeal to Latino voters, accusing him of pandering. According to a February poll by The New York Times and Siena College, Trump is leading Biden by six points among Latino voters.

In the 2020 election, Biden defeated Trump in the country’s Latino vote, but the Republican candidate was on the verge of securing the majority in several crucial states, including Florida.

Conway claimed that the influx of migrants entering the country from the south and the COVID-19 lockdowns would help swing more Hispanic voters to Trump in 2024.

“Look, every way you look at it, Hispanics have so many reasons to dump Biden. Harris. The main one is the border. How cynical of an entire Democratic Party to believe that in the nine years since Donald Trump elevated into international consciousness his view on illegal immigration. Build the wall. Be fair to the people here, America first,” Conway said.

“Nine years later, the Democrats still think that attacking Donald Trump on the border is going to get them Hispanic vote. Hispanics are also upset that they are hostile to religion, that they masked up their kids and kept them home for the better part of two school years. The economic upward mobility that is being lost to them. So I think that Donald Trump’s going to have a monster gains among Hispanics, and I think it’s part of why he should pick a person of color as his VP,” she added.

In a guest post for The New York Times, Conway stated that when determining what should be Trump’s “most important” question regarding a running mate for 2024, the question “Who?” is less significant than “Why?”

“In other words, the individual should complement, not complicate, his America First record and vision and recognize the difference between loyalty-as-tenacity (yes) and loyalty-as-obsequiousness (no),” Conway wrote.

This comes as a now-former Democratic donor and current big tech executive explained during an interview late last week why he and dozens of others in the industry are now supporting Trump.

Jacob Helberg, a senior policy advisor to Alex Karp, CEO of Palantir Technologies, and a member of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission explained why he and others had switched from supporting President Joe Biden and other Democrats to Trump during an interview with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo.

“Deep blue turning red as the tide turns. Trump in Silicon Valley, members of California’s starkly liberal technology community turning out to support the from the prison the massive fundraiser last week in the Trump campaign, raking in $12 million at the event,” Bartiromo said to begin the segment before nothing that Helberg was present.

“You were once a prominent Democrat donor and gave to Biden in his last presidential campaign, but you were there this week supporting President Trump. What happened?” she asked.

“Part of what we have seen over the last four years I came from a one-party state and like a lot of people in California and in Silicon Valley, I saw the Democratic Party get hijacked by the Squad and woke theology,” Helberg said. “President Biden campaigned as a moderate and ultimately has governed as a radical progressive. He has spent all of his time catering to his base, and ultimately, he is now completely out of step with where the rest of the country is.”

The extremely liberal city has been a stronghold of Democratic politics for decades. The fundraising amount reportedly did not come from the city’s average citizens but rather from large-dollar donors with ties to Silicon Valley, Just the News reported.

Located in the Bay Area, the Valley hosts numerous tech and venture capital firms. In recent weeks, many of its leading figures have, for various reasons, expressed their support for the former president.

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