Trump says he will announce running mate on Friday


CLEVELAND — As aides made final plans for next week’s Republican convention, Donald Trump bore down Wednesday on a running mate selection he plans to disclose Friday.

“I will be making the announcement of my Vice Presidential pick on Friday at 11 a.m. in Manhattan,” Trump tweeted late in the day. “Details to follow.”

Trump, top aides and members of his family are evaluating potential vice presidential finalists, a group that includes Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions and former House speaker Newt Gingrich.