Trump's Running Mate -- Who Will Donald Trump Choose As Vice President If He's President?

Susan Macdonald

If Donald Trump is elected president, who is likely to be his vice-president?

Business Insider reported that Republican front-runner Donald Trump is dropping hints about his possible vice president. In an interview with USA Today, Trump admitted that he would consider some of his presidential rivals as possible running mates or cabinet members. The businessman and reality TV host specifically mentioned Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, Governor John Kasich of Ohio, and Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin.

"There are people I have in mind in terms of vice president. I just haven't told anybody names.... I do like Marco. I do like Kasich. … I like Walker actually in a lot of ways. I hit him very hard.... But I've always liked him. There are people I like, but I don't think they like me because I have hit them hard."

"I think if you've got a contested convention, I don't know that anyone's going to get the pick. The delegates may pick the vice presidential running mate."

Kasich says there is "zero chance" of him accepting the role of Donald Trump's vice president. However, party loyalty and concern for the nation in the hands of a political neophyte may persuade him to change his mind, especially with the increasing likelihood of a brokered convention.

Donald Trump has admitted that since he is running as a political outsider, he would consider a vice-presidential candidate with actual political experience. Most people embarking on a political career do not consider President of the United States an entry-level position.

"I would want somebody that could help me with government, so most likely that would be a political person. You want somebody that can help you with legislation, getting it through."

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