Biden to name his running mate next week



Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said Tuesday that he will pick his running mate next week for the November election against President Donald Trump. “I’m going to have a choice in the first week in August,” Biden told reporters. “And I promise, I’ll let you know when I do.” Biden, who has pledged to put a woman on the Democratic ticket, was asked whether he would be able to meet face-to-face with his vice presidential pick because of the coronavirus pandemic. “We’ll see,” the 77-year-old former vice president said. Biden joked that he would have to try to “trick” journalists camping outside his Wilmington home to allow him to meet discreetly with his choice before making an announcement. Biden’s short-list is believed to include California Senator Kamala Harris and Susan Rice.—AFP

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