Apparently, Ben Carson sent the press down a rabbit hole chasing rumors about whom presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump would choose for his running mate.
The Washington Post cited a car-ride interview with Carson, who was part of Trump’s vice presidential search committee, as the source for its story wherein John Kasich, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin and Chris Christie were all on Donald Trump’s short list for VP.
But on Sunday, Trump tweeted: “The @washingtonpost report on potential VP candidates is wrong. Marco Rubio and most others mentioned are NOT under consideration.”
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
Now speculation exists as to who might still be in consideration. What’s certain is “Little Marco,” as Trump insultingly called the Florida senator during the campaign, is not being considered. It’s unclear, however, if that choice was Rubio’s or Trump’s.
On Sunday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich stated he would consider running with Trump, although there has been no comment from the Trump camp to confirm the possibility.
Newt Gingrich says he would be “hard pressed not to say yes” to being Trump’s VP pickhttps://t.co/3WgDadYFI3
— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) May 16, 2016
In an update to its Carson name-dropping story, the Post wrote, “After this story was published, Carson called to clarify his comments: ‘When it comes to who could be the vice president and you name a list of people,’ he said. ‘I’m going to say yes to everybody, everybody could potentially be considered, doesn’t mean they are on the shortlist.’”