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Trump offered Christie his VP slot — then rescinded it

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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.

But Trump was privately ­wavering and Christie saw an opening. – READ MORE

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