Trump says Kamala Harris would be a 'fine choice' for Biden's vice president

Signs point to Biden choosing the California senator for his running mate.

Updated: July 29, 2020 - 1:50pm

President Trump on Wednesday weighed in on Joe Biden's reported vice presidential frontrunner Kamala Harris, offering his approval of the choice as Biden appears poised to select the junior California senator for his running mate. 

"I think she’d be a fine choice, Kamala Harris. She’d be a fine choice," Trump told reporters at the White House on Wednesday morning when asked about the potential pick. 

Biden has promised to announce his running mate during the first week of August, which begins on Saturday. He has vowed to pick a woman as his vice president; his choice will be only the third female vice presidential nominee of a major party in U.S. history, behind Sarah Palin and Geraldine Ferraro. 

News photographs emerged this week of handwritten notes held by Biden in which the presumptive Democratic nominee offered praise to Harris, including claims that the senator is "talented" and has been a "great help" to the Biden campaign. 

In a rundown of potential Democratic vice presidential picks on Monday, meanwhile, Politico published what initially appeared to be advanced confirmation that Harris will indeed end up Biden's choice. 

"Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris to become his running mate for the 2020 election on Aug. 1, two weeks before the Democratic National Convention, after keeping his choice close to the chest for months," the report read. 

Politico quickly removed those words from its website, claiming the material had been "placeholder text" rather than a premature report.

Harris also competed against Biden for the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nomination.

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