Politico today has an interesting story today diving into how 2016 Republican nominee for President Donald J. Trump broke the news to then-Governor Chris Christie that Governor Mike Pence of Indiana, not Christie, would be his running mate.
Here’s a preview:
“You picked Pence?”
Trump hated confrontation, so he played it down. “Nothing is final, Chris,” he said.
Christie leveled with him. “I will do this for you, Donald, but I don’t need this,” he said.
But Trump assured him he was still in. “Chris, Chris, just be ready. Are you ready?”
“Ready for what?”
“Ready, I need you to be ready for this.”
“Mary Pat and I are ready, just tell us when.”