Trump reportedly thought about dumping Pence as VP. Which is believable, thanks to Trump.

Washington Post | 7/15/2016 |
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Somebody close to Donald Trump's campaign is apparently leaking something very unhelpful.

Trump spokesman Jason Miller is forcefully denying it:

Needless - Rumors - Vice - Pick - Hours

Needless to say, having rumors out there that you thought about dumping your vice presidential pick 12 hours after his name started leaking is a bad thing. If you're Mike Pence, you just affixed your brand to Trump's for the next four months -- and perhaps the rest of your career -- and the botched handling of the VP rollout has now culminated in this. Not exactly a confidence-booster.

If anything, this leak is just the latest proof of how poorly the whole thing has been handled. And that poor handling, in turn, makes the rumor seem quite plausible.

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Also making it believable: Basically everything the Trump campaign said on Thursday. Here's a sampling (with a big assist from The Post's Robert Costa). All of this came after Pence's name emerged as the likely pick late Thursday morning.

As the AP reported:

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Frustration among Trump and his advisers mounted because of news reports that Pence was the pick, sending top aides scrambling to insist no final decision had been made.

And then there was the fact that the top contenders on Thursday were apparently not getting the promised clarity about who the pick would be.

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