An GOP insider also said Trump is going to pick Pence as his running mate on Friday.
The three other reported contenders, Chris Christie, Newt Gingrich and Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, are all slated to speak during the weeklong convention kicking off July 18.
If Trump were to personally introduce Pence as his running mate, it would make sense why he wouldn’t be on the speaker list, although keeping him off the speaker list could be a ruse as well.
What is known, however, is that Trump’s family met with Pence extensively this past week.
“Trump’s children Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, and campaign chair Paul Manafort joined Trump Sr. at Pence’s home in Indiana Wed. morning,” ABC News reported.
It’s also been reported that campaign chair Paul Manafort favors Pence due to his lack of baggage.