Trump: WaPo Report On VP Choices Is Wrong

Yesterday a Washington Post article on who might be Donald Trump’s pick for Vice President was making the rounds. The Washington Post claimed “Carson named the VP contenders to the Washington Post during a car ride with his wife Candy to a TV interview.

“Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 VP running mate to John McCain, was one of the five Carson said was on the list. The rest are all former 2016 GOP presidential candidates: Trump’s closest competitor Sen. Ted Cruz, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Sen. Marco Rubio, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.”

I doubted the story when I saw it. Sarah Palin had already said she didn’t want to be a burden on the ticket. The former Alaska Governor put her country over her personal ambitions.

“Well, I want to help and not hurt, and I am such a realist that I realize there are a whole lot of people out there who would say ‘anybody but Palin,’ ” the former Alaska governor said on CNN’s “State of the Union” last week.

“I don’t want to be a burden on the ticket, and I realize in many eyes, I would be a burden,” she said. “I just want the guy to win, and I don’t know if I would be the person to help him win.”

Senator Jeff Sessions has also said he wouldn’t be Vice President for similar reasons.

“When asked about a Trump-Sessions ticket, the senator smiled, and said, “We’ve got enough problems.”

Instead of a southern senator, Sessions said that Trump “needs to get somebody who can help him win this election. And that’s what I support. And I’m not sure who that is, but I’m sure it won’t be me.”

Donald Trump is at War with the Washington Post and it looks like they got punked again.

The @washingtonpost report on potential VP candidates is wrong. Marco Rubio and most others mentioned are NOT under consideration.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 16, 2016

Newsmax reports:

“Ben Carson said Monday that he’ll keep working on helping Donald Trump pick a running mate, but he doesn’t want to be that person.

“This is something that is extremely undesirable to me — as is any government post, quite frankly,” the retired neurosurgeon and former GOP candidate told CNN‘s Chris Cuomo on the “New Day” program. “I believe that citizen statesmen can work from outside the government in a capacity where they can contribute to the well-being of the country.”

Further, he said, he has “no intention of running for office” again.

Carson also said he did not tell The Washington Post who was on the short list to be Trump’s running mate.

“Basically, what I was saying is I’m not going to tell you, so any name you throw out, yeah, I’m going to say, ‘Sure, we’ll consider that person,'” Carson told Cuomo. “It doesn’t mean they’re on the short list or a serious consideration.”

“My involvement is to continue to work on making sure that Donald Trump’s candidacy runs successfully,” he said. “More importantly, that America becomes successful.”

Some sites say Newt Gingrich is at the top of the list. I’ll wait until Trump announces who his VP picks might be. Until then, anything else is just speculation or as some might call it click bait.

 

  • Al Hope

    Scott Brown makes the most sense for Trump’s VP. Scott supported Trump very early and Scott’s temperate personality and moderate stands draws in more voters to the ticket.

    • Miss Annie

      Honestly, I don’t know much about Scott Brown’s voting record. But I am a Sessions fan! A YUUUUGE Sessions fan!! 🙂

      • Al Hope

        Sessions is great, but I am more focused on which VP can pull enough moderate, affluent and female voters into the tent. Trump is already strident enough on the border so bringing Sessions on as VP will not help get some extra votes for the win!

        • LiberatedCitizen √ Team Trump

          I really love Sen Sessions but he said he doesn’t want to be VP. I think Trump needs a moderate too it will help greatly with the cross over votes. Not sure who it should be though.

  • Iamacitizen2

    ALL of these Newspapers and various faux tv news stations (owned by the white house) are a TOTAL distraction, sham and disgustingly desirous of destroying Donald Trumps run for Presidency. The head of the RNC is also in my opinion using STALL tactics to destroy Donald J. Trump’s run for Presidency. Since when in the history of the RNC have other Presidential contenders had to sign in blood basically that they will fall in line 100% to the beckon call of ONE little man named Paul Ryan and totally AGREE with his political agenda???

    Who knows maybe Paul Ryan is expecting to be the “black horse” in the 2nd or 3rd round of HIS RNC to vote himself in as the RNC nominee??? Maybe he will also have visions of grandeur of placing Mittens as his gofer this and go for that who knows. As far as I am concerned I look forward to August 9, 2016 when Ryan will hopefully lose his Senate seat to “PAUL NEHLEN”!!! One can only pray that will be the case.

    There is a very dark cloud over D.C. and its time to get rid of the garbage there as well. The stench is spreading all over the United States for America. TRUMP 2016!!!!

  • Acecool

    It’ll be very interesting to find out who he picks as VP. The thing that interests me most, is that we know Donald Trump is smart enough to surround himself with the very best in their field. People he knows he can trust.