Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) would be a “fine choice” for presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Bidens running mate, President Donald Trump said July 29.
Trump, a Republican running for a second term, will likely face off with Biden in the November election.
“I think shed be a fine choice, Kamala Harris. Shed be a fine choice,” Trump, 73, told reporters outside the White House before leaving for Texas.
Speculation has been building that Biden, 77, has already settled on Harris as his running mate. Harris is a former rival who quit her own bid for the presidency in December 2019.
Biden has long said he would choose a woman and has said hed likely pick someone younger than him amid concerns about his age and health.
During a press conference on July 28, Bidens notes, captured by a photographer, showed Harriss name. Under her name, the notes read, “Do not hold grudges,” then mention that Harris campaigned with him, then “Great respect for her.”
Politico added to the rumors by publishing a report that Biden had already chosen Harris as his vice presidential candidate.
The news outlet included a quote from Biden calling Harris a “worthy opponent and a worthy running mate.”
Politico said the report was published in error.
Biden plans to choose his running mate in early August, he told reporters.
“What I said was that Im going to have a choice in the first week in August, and I promise Ill let you know when I do,” he said.
The former vice president said he may not be able to meet with the woman in person.