Trump is making a list and checking it twice. It is a short list but one that holds the key to his pick for potential running mate and vice president.
According to USA Today, Trump gave an interview last week in his New York office. During the interview Trump was asked if he would be able to work alongside and build a coalition with people that he believes wronged him in some way. Trump said he would be willing to have such people serve in his administration and even potentially serve as his vice president.
“There are people I have in mind in terms of vice president,” Trump said. “I just haven’t told anybody names. I do like Marco. I do like Kasich. I like Scott Walker actually in a lot of ways. I hit him very hard, but I’ve always liked him.”
Perhaps the person that is really on Trump’s radar for vice president is Ted Cruz. “There are people I like, but I don’t think they like me because I have hit them hard,” Trump said.
It is not as far fetched as you may think. Both are very strong anti-establishment candidates. Before the name-calling and mud-slinging, the two closest candidates on the campaign trail were Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. The two appeared at several rallies and events together. It became increasingly clear that Trump and Cruz were attempting to appeal to the same demographics and what brought them together also pushed them apart.