Trump Makes Surprising Announcement About VP Pick

There has been a lot of speculation surrounding VP picks, but nobody has made a solid commitment just yet. As a matter of fact, GOP front-runner Donald Trump is setting the record straight on who he would or wouldn’t pick.

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From Western Journalism:

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump this week dampened speculation that he was in some way revealing his options for vice president by discussing three of his Republican opponents. “I wasn’t talking about them as vice president,” he said.

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In a USA TODAY interview Tuesday, Trump was asked if he could build coalitions with those he has opposed and work with them in his administration, like Sen. Marco Rubio. His words brought much speculation.

“Yes. I like Marco Rubio. Yeah. I could,” Trump responded.

Trump then touched on the vice presidency. “There are people I have in mind in terms of vice president. I just haven’t told anybody names,” he said. “I do like Marco. I do like (John) Kasich. … I like (Scott) Walker actually in a lot of ways. I hit him very hard. … But I’ve always liked him. There are people I like, but I don’t think they like me because I have hit them hard.”

Later, in an interview with The Hill, Trump clarified the context of his comments.

“Just so you understand — the question was, ‘Do I like these people?’ I like all of those people but I wasn’t talking about them as vice president. I like all of those people. … It’s tough for them to like me because I hit them very hard,” Trump said.

“If you ask Jeb Bush if he likes me, he’ll get a case of the shakes. … I have not considered a vice presidential pick. I don’t even think about vice president right now,” he said.

The Hill then asked Trump if his running mate would be a Trump supporter.

“I always like to be loyal to the people that support me, but not necessarily,” he responded.

Rubio has said he is not interested in being vice president. Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin expressed a similar sentiment. Ohio Gov. John Kasich noted he is focused on running for president, not the second spot on the ticket.

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