Trump says Harris would be 'fine choice' for Biden running mate

President TrumpDonald TrumpMeghan McCain: Democrats 'should give a little credit' to Trump for COVID-19 vaccine Trump testing czar warns lockdowns may be on table if people don't get vaccinated Overnight Health Care: CDC details Massachusetts outbreak that sparked mask update | White House says national vaccine mandate 'not under consideration at this time' MORE on Wednesday said he thinks Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - CDC equates Delta to chickenpox in contagiousness Harris's bad polls trigger Democratic worries Why in the world are White House reporters being told to mask up again? MORE (D-Calif.) would be a "fine choice" for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenCDC chief clarifies vaccine comments: 'There will be no nationwide mandate' Overnight Defense: First group of Afghan evacuees arrives in Virginia | Biden signs Capitol security funding bill, reimbursing Guard | Pentagon raises health protection level weeks after lowering it Biden urges local governments to stave off evictions MORE's running mate.

"I think she’d be a fine choice. Kamala Harris. A fine choice," Trump told reporters as he left the White House for a trip to Texas.

Biden said Tuesday that he would announce his pick for a running mate in the first week of August. He has been tight-lipped about his selection, though he has committed to choosing a woman.


Harris, who herself ran for president but dropped out before the Iowa caucuses, has long been seen as a front-runner for the vice presidential slot, but speculation around the choice has intensified in recent days.

Biden's notes were captured by a photographer at a campaign event on Tuesday. The paper included talking points about Harris in the event he was asked about her, including "do not hold grudges," seemingly in reference to a fierce clash between the two at a primary debate earlier this year.

His notes also mention that Harris “campaigned with me & Jill,” is “talented” and has been a “great help to [the] campaign.”

Politico on Tuesday inadvertently published a piece that referred to Harris as Biden's pick for vice president, stoking further discussion about the choice. The news outlet issued an apology for "the error and any confusion that it caused," while the Biden campaign said the published report was not accurate.