Donald Trump became the presumptive GOP presidential nominee on Tuesday night after Texas Senator Ted Cruz dropped out of the race following a disastrous showing in Indiana. Now, Trump’s aides are throwing around some names for potential running mates for the business mogul, and some of the choices may surprise you.
According to Daily Mail, a Trump campaign official revealed that some of the names being thrown around to be Trump’s Vice President include South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and Ohio Sen. Rob Portman. However, Haley quickly removed her name from consideration, saying she has no interest in the position.
“I have great respect for the will of the people, and as I have always said, I will support the Republican nominee for president,” she said in a statement. “To the members of the press who are asking, while I am flattered to be mentioned and proud of what that says about the great things going ton in South Carolina, my plate is full and I am not interested in serving as vice president.”
Martinez has been pinpointed by many pundits as the perfect Vice President for Trump, since she would act as a foil to Hillary’s infamous “woman card.” As a hispanic woman, she could also help him bring in minority voters.
On Wednesday, Trump also said he is considering vetting Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who is dropping out of presidential contention. Trump said he has “a very good relationship with John,” and added that the governor “will be very helpful with Ohio’ in November.”
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