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Donald Trump meets with Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin as battle over running mates reaches fever pitch

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President Trump and Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin met at Trump National Golf Club in Loudon County, Virginia, on Wednesday.

Former President Trump and Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin met Wednesday at Trump National Golf Club in Loudon County, Virginia.

It was the first time the two leaders met and comes as speculation continues over who Trump will choose as his running mate.

A source familiar told DailyMail.com that they did not discuss Trump’s open vice president position, but rather how to win Virginia in 2024.

The leaders spoke specifically about the strategy to win over voters, including focusing on the economy, inflation and the border crisis.

Trump has announced that he will announce his choice of vice president at the upcoming Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

President Trump and Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin met at Trump National Golf Club in Loudon County, Virginia, on Wednesday.

He told Fox News’ Aishah Hasnie on Thursday that Youngkin “is great” and that he would consider him for vice president.

‘I think I might consider that. Yes. I haven’t been asked that question, but he would be on that list. He is very good. We had a great meeting about Virginia,” he said.

And electing Youngkin could help him in the general election in just five months.

Recent polls have indicated that Virginia, a deep purple state, could be in play for the presidential election.

In 2020, President Biden received 54 percent of the vote compared to Trump’s 44 percent.

But according to a recent Roanoke College Institute poll, Biden and Trump are tied in Virginia at 48 percent.

Youngkin resisted endorsing the former president until after Super Tuesday in March.

He said in a post on X: “It’s time to unite around strong leadership and policies that grow our great nation, not four more years of President Biden.”

There was speculation that Youngkin would enter the 2024 race himself, but he put those theories to rest last year.

“I’m not going anywhere,” he told reporters, adding that he is focused on the Commonwealth.

Youngkin resisted endorsing the former president until after Super Tuesday in March.

Youngkin resisted endorsing the former president until after Super Tuesday in March.

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is running alongside Sens. JD Vance of Ohio and former Democratic-turned-Republican Rep. Marco Rubio of Florida. Tulsi Gabbard and Rep. Elise Stefanik, RN.Y.

South Carolina Senator Tim Scott and South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem have also been mentioned as being on the list.

Trump traveled to Washington, D.C., after his meeting with Youngkin to sit down with House and Senate lawmakers.

Behind closed doors at the House Capitol Hill Club, he insisted that the war between Russia and Ukraine would not have happened on his watch and urged Republicans to improve their messaging on abortion.

The former president told a horde of Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill that Vladimir Putin is “more afraid of him than he is of Biden.”

In addition, he praised the Republican “unity” after a meeting in the Senate.

“I just want to thank the Republican Senate, and I also want to thank the House of Representatives that we met, as you know, with the full Republican House today and had a tremendous meeting with them as well.”

Trump traveled to Washington, D.C., after his meeting with Youngkin to sit down with House and Senate lawmakers.

Trump traveled to Washington, D.C., after his meeting with Youngkin to sit down with House and Senate lawmakers.

There was speculation that Youngkin would enter the 2024 race himself, but he put those theories to rest last year.

There was speculation that Youngkin would enter the 2024 race himself, but he put those theories to rest last year.

‘And there is a great unity, very similar themes, different, actually, but not so different. And there is one thing in common: we want to make America great again, we want to make our country great again, we are a nation that is in decline. “We are a nation in decline.”

Trump insisted that Republicans are going to “give our jobs back” and “common sense to government.” He added that there will be “strong borders” and people will be able to enter the United States legally and not “enter en masse from prisons everywhere.” South America and the whole world.’

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