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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpSenate rejects attempt to block Biden's Saudi arms sale Crenshaw slams House Freedom Caucus members as 'grifters,' 'performance artists' Senate confirms Biden's nominee to lead Customs and Border Protection MORE on Thursday said he would announce his running mate at the Republican National Convention in July.
"It is early — we just won yesterday," Trump told The Associated Press on Thursday.
"I will announce it at the convention. A lot of people are interested."
Speculation has spiked this week on whom the businessman may pick as his running mate after he clinched the title of presumptive nominee earlier this week when his last two rivals dropped out.
Several potential picks, including New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and Sen. Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanHillicon Valley — Presented by Connected Commerce Council — Incident reporting language left out of package Language requiring companies to report cyberattacks left out of defense bill GOP ramps up attacks on SALT deduction provision MORE (R-Ohio), have signaled they're not interested in the position.
Trump has also faced questions about picking a former presidential rival such as Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioRubio calls on Airbnb to delist some properties in China's Xinjiang region Democrats seek to avoid internal disputes over Russia and China GOP senators introduce bill targeting Palestinian 'martyr payments' MORE (R-Fla.) or Ohio Gov. John Kasich, though he hasn't committed to anyone yet.
The businessman's eventual pick will play a crucial role in winning over certain parts of the GOP after a bitter primary, while also positioning him for a likely general election fight with Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBen Affleck: Republicans 'want to dodge the consequences for their actions' through gerrymandering Republican Ohio Senate candidate slams JD Vance over previous Trump comments Budowsky: Why GOP donors flock to Manchin and Sinema MORE.