Donald Trump said Wednesday that "in my own mind, I probably am thinking about two" candidates from which he will choose his Republican running mate.
"I'm narrowing it down," the presumptive nominee told Bret Baier
on Fox News in an interview in Indianapolis. "I'm at three, potentially four."
He declined to name the contenders, however.
"I just want to pick somebody that's solid, who's smart," Trump said. "I'm not looking for an attack dog.
"Frankly, I'm looking for somebody that really understands what we're talking about.
"I would rather have the whole thing be on policy," Trump continued. "I've said that before. People think of me as an attacker, but I would rather be talking about policy."
Trump tweeted Wednesday that he would announce his choice on Friday:
The leading contender is former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
— Newsmax quoted a top Trump confidante on the matter in May — and the developer met with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Wednesday.
He also talked with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie by telephone.
Trump told Baier that Pence, who also is seeking re-election and who campaigned with Trump Tuesday in Westfield, Ind., was a "high-quality person."
"Wonderful guy. He's always been very respectful to me and really appreciates what I've done politically," he added. "We had a great meeting."
Regarding Christie, Trump said that the governor was "somebody I have liked a long time.
"He's a total professional. He's a good guy, a lot of people don't understand that."
Trump also continued his attacks on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who stepped up her criticism of the billionaire by calling him "a faker."
Baier even showed Trump an editorial in The New York Times
Wednesday saying that he was right about Ginsburg.
"I don't believe this," Trump exclaimed after seeing the editorial's headline. "This is a major event. I think that's the biggest news of the week."
Trump and the Times have long been at odds — particularly during the campaign.
"She's a disgrace to the Supreme Court," he said of Ginsburg. "For her to politicize the Supreme Court — this is all the more reason why I hope I win.
"For her to come out and to say the kind of things, there's almost something wrong with her. I don't think anybody has seen that before."
"Are you questioning her capacity?" Baier asked.
"Yeah, I think I am," Trump responded. "For her to do that was either a very dumb mistake — and she's been criticized by people who have always been on her side.
"She owes the country, our country, an apology," he said. "She owes the Supreme Court of the United States an apology.
"It was disgusting."
Trump continued slamming both Ginsburg and Democrat Hillary Clinton on Twitter:
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