President Trump Doesn’t Rule Out Dr. Ben Carson as Possible VP Pick

President Trump gave a list of his four possible Vice President picks during a recent campaign stop in the Bronx.

In an interview with News 12 New York, Trump said, “You could take people like Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, or J.D. Vance. I mean, there’s so many. Elise is doing a fantastic job.”

“I could go on for quite a long time. We have many people who would do a really fantastic job.” added Trump.

In recent weeks, conservative news pundits have speculated that Trump might choose Marco Rubio, J.D. Vance, Tim Scott, or Elise Stefanik as his possible VP picks.

Trump’s latest statement shows that former HUD Secretary Ben Carson also has a chance to be selected.

Per The Washington Examiner:

At a campaign stop in the New York borough of the Bronx, former President Donald Trump named some of his possible vice presidential picks, a sign the list may be shortening.

In an interview with News 12 New York, Trump singled out Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Dr. Ben Carson, Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH), and Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) as top options on a list that has continued to grow.

“We have so many,” Trump said when asked about his picks for vice president. “You could take people like Ben Carson, people like Marco Rubio, or J.D. Vance. I mean, there’s so many. Elise is doing a fantastic job, but I could go on for quite a long time. We have many people who would do a really fantastic job.”

When asked about the timeline, Trump said he would make a decision “sometime during the convention,” which is when presidential nominees typically announce their vice president. Trump has floated all of these names as picks for various reasons.

Ben Carson, who became a household name after being the first neurosurgeon to separate conjoined twins, ran for President in 2016 but later suspended his campaign and endorsed Trump.

In the first nine months of 2015, Carson outraised all the Republican presidential nominees, including Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, and Donald Trump.

 

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