All hell broke loose when Trump dropped this massive Vice-Presidential hint

Everyone wants to know who Donald Trump will pick as his running mate.

Trump may have just let the cat out of the bag.

And all hell broke loose when Trump dropped this massive Vice-Presidential hint.

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum accompanies Trump to New Jersey rally

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum barely made a dent in his campaign for President.

Burgum dropped out of the Primary in December after failing to qualify for the third and fourth primary debates.

But Burgum made an impression on the one Republican whose voice counts the most.

And that’s Donald Trump.

Betting markets now show Burgum as the number two favorite to earn the nod as Trump’s running mate.

But Burgum’s odds may be even greater than that.

Trump flew Burgum with him on Trump Force One to the massive rally in Wildwood, New Jersey, where a reported 100,000 supporters attended.

Burgum spoke briefly to the crowd, saying working with Trump was “like having a beautiful breeze at your back.” 

Burgum also slammed Biden’s socialist regulatory regime for choking off economic growth and raising gas prices by declaring war on the American energy industry.

“President Trump respects state’s rights. He cut regulation. He lowered taxes,” Burgum added. “Working under the Biden regulatory regime is like having a gale-force wind in your face.” 

Trump praises Burgum 

For his part, Trump praised Burgum, saying, “He probably knows more about energy than anybody I know.” 

Energy policy will serve as a major focus in a second Trump administration.

Trump said on day one that he plans to end Biden’s Green New Deal scam and throw off the shackles Biden slapped on the American energy sector.

But then Trump went even further.

The massive crowd provided the setting for a dramatic moment, and Trump sounded like he was getting ready to endorse Burgum as his running mate before thinking better of it.

“So, get ready for something, okay? Just get ready,” Trump told the crowd.

Pros and cons of picking Doug Burgum 

Trump’s ahead in the polls and doesn’t need a dynamic Vice-Presidential pick to shake up the race.

If anything, Trump needs a boring, no drama selection to signal to suburban voters and donors that Trump intends to focus on his agenda once in office.

Trump also reportedly doesn’t want to anoint a successor with his running mate pick and hand someone a massive head start for 2028.

Burgum – an anonymous, normal Governor no one ever heard of previously – checks those boxes.

But there are downsides.

Burgum – even though he signed a law protecting life after six weeks – is more associated with the GOP establishment.

While Trump needs to unite the party and extend an olive branch to skeptical voters, Burgum has long been in favor of increasing immigration into the United States.

In an interview during the 2024 campaign, Burgum complained it was too difficult to import cheap foreign labor into the country.

“We put them through two, three, four, five years of red tape, and then we let people illegally cross the southern border, so the two things juxtaposed against each other make no sense,” Burgum stated.

Burgum also signed legislation creating an immigration office to help companies import foreign labor to drive down wages for American citizens and take their jobs.

“The immigration office will develop a pilot program to support businesses pursuing or employing legal immigrants and help communities develop plans and activities to integrate immigrants. The office also may contract with other state agencies and private organizations to develop and administer programs or services related to bringing legal immigrants into the state’s workforce, including those already in the United States. The bill includes authorization and funding for two additional Commerce team members to administer the office,” a press release announcing the new initiative read.

Doug Burgum is by no means a done deal as Trump’s running mate.

But he is clearly very high up on the list of contenders.

*Renewed Right Official Polling*

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