US: Trump’s meeting with Senator Ernst fuel vice presidential speculations

Senator Joni Ernst reportedly told the media that he head a "good conversation" with the Republican Presidential nominee

By: Reuters | Washington | Published: July 5, 2016 7:57 am
US, Trump, Donald Trump, US presidential elections, us presidential elections 2016, us vice president, senator ernst, senator joni ernst, joni ernst, us news, world news, latest news, us elections, us elections 2016 Republican Donald Trump is spending part of July 4 with Ernst amid speculation about his vice presidential pick. Trump tweeted, ‚”I’ll look forward to meeting @joniernst today in New Jersey.‚” (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump met with US Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa on Monday, feeding speculation she could be on the short list for consideration as his vice presidential running mate, Fox News reported.

Ernst told the network that she and the New York real estate mogul had a “good conversation.”

“I will continue to share my insights with Donald about the need to strengthen our economy, keep our nation safe, and ensure America is always a strong, stabilizing force around the globe,” she said.

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Trump had tweeted that he would meet Ernst in New Jersey. “She has done a great job as Senator of Iowa!” he said.

Trump met with Indiana Governor Mike Pence, also mentioned as a potential running mate, and his wife on Saturday.

Republican sources have told Reuters that former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie top Trump’s vice presidential short list.

Other names to watch included US Senators Bob Corker of Tennessee and Jeff Sessions of Alabama and Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, the sources said.

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