Trump 'unlikely' to pick Christie for VP: report
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is unlikely to be Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBiden administration to keep Trump-era rule of turning away migrants during pandemic On The Money: Biden, Pelosi struggle with end of eviction ban | Trump attorney says he will fight release of tax returns Lack of transatlantic cooperation on trade threatens global climate change goals MORE's running mate, two sources told 


Christie, who endorsed Trump after ending his own presidential campaign earlier this year, has become an adviser to the campaign and a rumored vice presidential pick.

But sources say the presumptive GOP nominee is more likely to pick former Speaker Newt Gingrich, according to the report Thursday. 

The pool of those willing to serve as Trump's vice president has dwindled, with both Sens. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerCheney set to be face of anti-Trump GOP How leaving Afghanistan cancels our post-9/11 use of force The unflappable Liz Cheney: Why Trump Republicans have struggled to crush her  MORE of Tennessee and Joni Ernst of Iowa backing out on Wednesday. 

Indiana Gov. Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceOfficers' powerful Capitol riot testimony underscores Pelosi's partisan blunder RealClearPolitics reporter says Freedom Caucus shows how much GOP changed under Trump Want to improve vaccine rates? Ask for this endorsement MORE has been floated as a popular pick in recent days, after meeting with Trump last weekend in New Jersey. 

Other possible candidates mentioned over the past several weeks include Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who ended his own presidential bid in May.

Trump has said he expects to announce his pick before the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, which runs from July 18 to July 22.