Trump 'unlikely' to pick Christie for VP: report
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is unlikely to be Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump DOJ demanded metadata on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses, Apple says Putin says he's optimistic about working with Biden ahead of planned meeting Biden meets Queen Elizabeth for first time as president 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 PenceOn The Money: Democrats wary of emerging bipartisan infrastructure deal, warn of time crunch Pence buys .9M home in Indiana Pence to visit Iowa to headline event for congressman 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.