Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson have been messing with the mainstream media once again — in this case, The Washington Post.
The Post published an article boasting the five vice presidential picks Carson had “leaked” to them — Gov. John Kasich, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Ted Cruz, former Gov. Sarah Palin and Gov. Chris Christie were the names.
Unfortunately, The Post got it all wrong — none of those names were on the “short list,” according to the U.K. Daily Mail.
Trump also had his say — through a tweet:
The @washingtonpost report on potential VP candidates is wrong. Marco Rubio and most others mentioned are NOT under consideration.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 16, 2016
“Any name you’re going to throw out, I’ll say, ‘Yeah, sure’,” Carson said on CNN. “That doesn’t mean they’re under consideration or that they’re on the short list. I’m not going to get into that.
“I’ve already made my suggestions and had the conversations. My involvement is continuing to make sure that Donald Trump’s candidacy is successful and, more importantly, that America is successful,” he concluded.
The list seemed a bit odd to begin with. Marco Rubio had already bluntly stated that he would not be in contention for the VP spot, John Kasich doesn’t even know if he’s going to support Trump and we don’t need the Obama-hugging Christie one step away from the Oval Office.
And the man deemed “Lyin’ Ted” made sense being on Trump’s short list? Yeah, didn’t think so.
Newt Gingrich and Condoleezza Rice would make more realistic pics. Gingrich has the know-how and experience — he’s also influential and has proven he can get things done in Congress.
Rice would just make liberal’s heads explode, being a principled, conservative black woman — she was a fantastic secretary of state, too.
Check out the interview with Carson here:
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