With the Republican Party’s national convention rapidly approaching, speculation has begun as to who the candidates might choose as running mate should they receive the party’s nomination. Much of the speculation as revolved around frontrunner Donald Trump, whose brash style has earned him few fans amongst the party elite.
In a recent interview with USA Today, Trump was asked if he could potentially form a unity ticket with any of those he had previously run against, including Florida Senator Marco Rubio. Trump said:
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.
Of course, all three of Trump’s potential running mates have previously drawn the ire of the real estate mogul. Most famously, Trump had once derided Rubio as “little Marco” and criticized the Florida Senator for his lack of experience and missed Senate votes.