TRUMP: “I’ve Narrowed Down VP to 5 or 6 Experienced Politicians”

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a foreign policy speech at the Mayflower Hotel April 27, 2016 in Washington, DC. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Speculation about who Donald Trump will pick as a running mate has lit up the social network feeds ever since he won the Indiana primary two weeks ago.

Over the past two weeks Trump has said he would consider Marco Rubio and Dr. Ben Carson, among others. DennisMichaelLynch.com ran a poll asking readers who they prefer for VP.  To date, Dr. Ben Carson and Newt Gingrich are the two frontrunners.  (see entire list and results)

Today, Donald Trump sat down with a writer from the Associated Press.  He said he’s narrowed potential VPs to 5 or 6 experienced politicians, and he has not ruled out Governor Chris Christie.   He also said, “We don’t need another business person.”

According to the AP:  
Trump said choosing a person who’s previously held elected office would help with the process of looking into the person’s background, in part because that person already would have been checked out by voters, the news media and to some extent the government.

“For the most part, they’ve been vetted over the last 20 years,” he said.

If he selects a military or business person, he said, “the vetting is a whole different story. Whereas the politicians are, generally speaking, pretty well vetted.”

“I do think I don’t want to make a decision until the actual convention. Not even before it. I mean until it,” he said.
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