Trump: I'll Probably Go 'Political Route' For My VP Pick

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: May 04, 2016 8:20 AM
Trump: I'll Probably Go 'Political Route' For My VP Pick

When Sen. Ted Cruz decided to announce Carly Fiorina as his running mate last week, many began wondering who Trump would choose as his. Now, with the Texas senator out of the race and the real estate mogul the presumptive GOP nominee, speculation over his vice presidential pick is mounting.

While Trump still refuses to name names just yet, noting that it’s “too soon,” he did say on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Wednesday that he will “probably go the political route.”

“I think a lot of people are talking about certain names, and certainly those are the names we're thinking of, maybe the obvious ones, but I will say I probably will go the political route,” he said. 

Given that he has the business talents, Trump said that picking someone political would help him navigate areas he’s not as well versed in.

His pick, he explained, will be “somebody that can help me with legislation and somebody that can help me get things passed and somebody who’s been friends with senators and congressman so we don’t have to go the executive order route as much as Obama did where he can’t get anything approved.”

Some of the names pundits have put forth as possible vice presidential picks include New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Jeff Sessions, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, among others.