Trump offered Christie his VP slot — then rescinded it
Source: NY Post
Donald Trump initially offered the vice-presidential running-mate slot to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie but then withdrew it, sources said.
With a week to go before the GOP convention in July, Trump had not made his choice among Christie, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
Most of his Trump’s advisers — including then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Trump’s two eldest sons, Donald Jr. and Eric — and GOP leaders pressured Trump to pick Pence.
They argued that Pence would unify the party and appeal to evangelical Christians who had not supported Trump in the primary.
“Trump cares about who’s the most loyal and who kisses his a– the most, not who’s the most qualified and what’s the best political decision,” said a source close to the campaign. “If it was up to him, it would have been Christie.”
Christie contacted Trump and made his final, impassioned appeal on July 12 .
Christie thinks he deserves it and he earned it,” a second Trump source said. Convinced, Trump made the offer.
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