Trump says he needs 'attack dog' as VP
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Biden campaign ad jabs at Trump's reported 0 income tax payments Ocasio-Cortez: Trump contributed less in taxes 'than waitresses and undocumented immigrants' Third judge orders Postal Service to halt delivery cuts MORE confirmed Tuesday that his top three choices for a running mate are New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

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In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, the Republican presumptive presidential nominee said he wants an “attack dog” on the ticket to help fend off what he sees as attacks from Democrats, the media and even fellow Republicans.

He told the Journal he is looking to pick someone who is a “fighter skilled in hand-to-hand combat.”

“I’m getting attacked from all sides,” he said.

Many see Christie and Gingrich as ideally suited for this role.

Pence, who is campaigning with Trump on Tuesday night and likely knows the candidate the least well of the three, will need to prove his “attack dog” bona fides over the next few days.

Trump is reportedly expected to announce his pick on Friday.