Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s surrogate, seemed to be clarifying his accidental spillover of Trump’s list of potential vice president running mates.
Carson told the Washington Post during an interview that John Kasich, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, and Chris Christie were on the list of potential vice president picks for Trump. Carson, who endorsed Trump after he dropped out of the presidential race himself, called up the newspaper to make a clarification of his comments.
“When it comes to who could be the vice president and you name a list of people, I’m going to say yes to everybody,” said Carson, as quoted by People. “Everybody could potentially be considered – doesn’t mean they are on the short list.”
Ben Carson, who is a part of Trump’s vice presidential search committee, made the revelations to a Washington Post reporter while he and his wife were travelling in a town car to Washington D.C. for an interview.
The reporter told Carson that according to a new Morning Consult poll, he is the most probable running mate for Trump. To this, Carson asked who else are on the list. When the reporter told him the names, he said, “Those are all people on our list.”
“I just want the guy to win. I want America to win,” Palin said in an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union,” as quoted by the Yahoo News. “And I am such a realist that I realise there are a whole lot of people out there who would say, ‘Anybody but Palin.’ I wouldn’t want to be a burden on the ticket, and I recognise that in many, many eyes, I would be that burden.”
Palin probably has less chances of becoming the 2016 vice presidential nominee after she said she would put an end to House Speaker Paul. D. Ryan’s career for not supporting Trump.