Trump throws the GOP elites a bone.
Donald Trump today mentioned Marco Rubio in talk of possible running mates.
Kirsten Powers at USA Today reported:
Is Donald Trump about to make a pivot toward presidential?
In an hour-long interview Thursday in his New York office, Trump promised, “The time is going to be soon.”
Trump assured me that he is ready to “start building coalitions” at the right moment. “I’ll tell you what else is going to be soon. My whole life I’ve gotten along with people. … People you see excoriating me on TV … are calling my office wanting to get on the team. I actually asked a couple of them, ‘How can you do this after what you said?’ And they said, ‘No problem.’ ”
At this, The Donald seemed hurt to discover the dirtiness of politics.
“It’s a crazy business,” said the man who helped invent the lunatic asylum called reality TV.
Could he build coalitions with people who had wronged him? Could he, for example, see appointing Sen. Marco Rubio to a position in his administration?
“Yes. I like Marco Rubio. Yeah. I could,” he answered. As for a potential Rubio vice president: “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 (John) Kasich. … I like (Scott) 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.”
He seems to have forgiven Rubio for his cringe-inducing attempt at stand-up comedy at Trump’s expense.