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Trump’s new VP favorite? Republican governor now tops the list for oddsmakers after being trotted front and center at ex-president’s huge New Jersey rally

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North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, who previously ran against former President Donald Trump in the 2024 Republican primary, was present at Saturday's massive rally in New Jersey, fueling speculation that he was a frontrunner. for Trump's vice presidential election.

Former President Donald Trump continued auditioning potential vice presidents Saturday at his massive rally in Wildwood, New Jersey.

Trump brought out North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum to give some opening remarks, and the former 2024 rival revealed that he flew to the waterfront site with the former president aboard ‘Trump Force One.’

When it was Trump’s turn to speak, the presumptive Republican nominee hinted that Burgum might be the one.

“So get ready for something, okay, just get ready,” Trump joked.

This boosted Burgum’s chances of becoming Trump’s running mate to the top, according to betting site OddsChecker.com.

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, who previously ran against former President Donald Trump in the 2024 Republican primary, was present at Saturday’s massive rally in New Jersey, fueling speculation that he was a frontrunner. for Trump’s vice presidential election.

Former President Donald Trump called Burgum a

Former President Donald Trump called Burgum “outstanding” during his Saturday night rally in Wildwood, New Jersey, which the campaign said drew about 80,000 Trump supporters. Burgum was one of Trump’s inaugural events

As of Sunday morning, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum was oddsmakers' No. 1 pick for former President Donald Trump's vice president, followed by former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Ohio Senator JD Vance, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and New York Representative Elise Stefanik

As of Sunday morning, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum was oddsmakers’ No. 1 pick for former President Donald Trump’s vice president, followed by former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Ohio Senator JD Vance, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and New York Representative Elise Stefanik

The North Dakota governor now tops the list followed by the former Democratic-turned-Republican representative. Tulsi Gabbard, Ohio Senator JD Vance, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and New York Representative Elise Stefanik.

The site is missing another top contender from the list: South Carolina Senator Tim Scott.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, who apparently derailed her moves to become Trump’s pick when she admitted to shooting her dog, is also not on the list.

At the rally, Trump praised Burgum, calling him “outstanding.”

“And he was one of the candidates running and it was kind of a big group and sometimes you need controversy to make yourself known and he’s a very… he’s not a controversial person, he’s a very intelligent person, he’s a very intelligent person. outstanding, which he made “He made a lot of money, ran for office and became governor of North Dakota,” the former president said.

“And the numbers there, the numbers he’s done there, the work he’s done is unparalleled,” Trump continued. And his wife is amazing. She is an amazing couple.”

“You won’t find anyone better than this gentleman in terms of knowledge; you know he made his money in technology, but he probably knows more about energy than anyone I know,” the former president continued. “But Doug Burgum has been amazing, the country is lucky to have him.”

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum waves to the crowd at Saturday's massive Trump rally in Wildwood, New Jersey, which took place on the beach. Burgum said working with Trump as governor was like

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum waves to the crowd at Saturday’s massive Trump rally in Wildwood, New Jersey, which took place on the beach. Burgum said working with Trump as governor was like “having a beautiful breeze at your back.”

Thousands upon thousands of Trump supporters wait in line for the presumptive Republican nominee's rally in Wildwood, New Jersey, on Saturday. Trump had several opening remarks, but had high praise for North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, who flew on his plane.

Thousands upon thousands of Trump supporters wait in line for the presumptive Republican nominee’s rally in Wildwood, New Jersey, on Saturday. Trump had several opening remarks, but had high praise for North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, who flew on his plane.

During his remarks, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum revealed that he was flown to the rally on former President Donald Trump's 'Trump Force One' plane. The plane flew over the rally site about two hours before Trump appeared on stage.

During his remarks, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum revealed that he was flown to the rally on former President Donald Trump’s ‘Trump Force One’ plane. The plane flew over the rally site about two hours before Trump appeared on stage.

Burgum launched his risky presidential bid in June 2023.

The little-known politician only qualified for two of the Republican debates, in which Trump refused to participate, and arrived at the first on crutches, immediately after injuring his Achilles.

In early December, about six weeks before the first votes were cast in Iowa, Burgum canceled his campaign and endorsed Trump on the eve of the Iowa caucuses.

Since then, he has appeared alongside Trump at several campaign events, including when Trump easily won the Nevada caucuses, where his main rival, Nikki Haley, was not on the ballot.

At Saturday’s rally, Burgum highlighted how he had served as governor under Presidents Trump and Joe Biden.

‘Working with President Trump as governor was like having a beautiful breeze at your back. “President Trump respects states’ rights, reduced regulation and lowered taxes,” Burgum said. “Working under Biden’s regulatory regime is like having a hurricane wind in your face.”

“Because Biden’s bureaucrats are treating our constitutional republic like a dictatorship,” Burgum said.

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