One week after revealing she has little interest in serving as Donald Trump’s running mate in November, the Washington Post is reporting Dr. Ben Carson stated former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is being considered by the New York businessman for the position on the GOP ticket this fall.
“Those are all people on our list,” Carson told a reporter on Saturday when referring to Ohio Governor John Kasich, Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, Gov. Chris Christie and 2008 vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
“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.'”
“I don’t want to be a burden on the ticket, and I realize in many eyes, I would be a burden. I just want the guy to win, and I don’t know if I would be the person to help him win,” Palin said on CNN’s State of the Union on May 8.
Rubio has declined interest in the role; John Kasich stated there is “zero chance” he will serve with Trump in mid-April; and Ted Cruz said in April he has “zero interest” in being Trump’s vice-presidential pick.
Only New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has expressed a willingness for consideration to serve as Trump’s running mate.
Late Sunday evening Mr. Trump contradicted Carson, indicating Rubio is not considered a potential vice-presidential choice.
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
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