Why Trump keeps his veepstakes contest alive and the list long: ‘This is The Apprentice: 2024 version’

Former President Donald Trump has had the GOP nomination locked up for almost a month, but his list of possible running mates has yet to shrink.

Several names have been floated to be Trump’s partner of choice, from Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH) to Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD) to Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), but it appears that the list has grown, rather than shrunk, as the Republican National Convention inches closer. Trump reportedly likes the large competition to be his vice presidential pick.

The Washington Post reported that Trump adviser Jason Miller argued the somewhat public contest to be Trump’s running mate can help get people to work for the campaign while the former president continues to make up his mind.

A Republican consultant said the contest to be Trump’s running mate is like a revival of NBC’s reality competition show The Apprentice,
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