Donald Trump Open To Ted Cruz As VP

| by Nicholas Roberts
Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald TrumpSen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump

After becoming the presumptive Republican nominee for the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump has started looking at potential running mates.  On May 4, he confirmed that one of the names on the list is Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Trump's main former rival for the nomination.

On the May 4 episode of "The O'Reilly Factor," Trump had some kind words to say about Sen. Cruz:

"I respect Ted. He was a very strong competitor. He really competed hard and tough. He's certainly a capable guy. It's something we can think about."

Cruz suspended his campaign after losing the Indiana primary on May 3; he said that the results of that primary had "foreclosed" his path to the nomination, according to The Hill.

Another former GOP presidential candidate, Ben Carson, is serving on the selection committee to help find Mr. Trump a running mate.

Additionally, Mr. Trump reiterated that he was also considering Ohio Gov. John Kasich as a potential running mate.

"Well, I would certainly consider him. I mean, he's someone that I've gotten along with. During the debates, during intermission, I always seem to be talking to John," said Trump.

Gov. Kasich has thus far indicated that he is not open to becoming Trump's vice president, although that may change.

Other Republicans who have expressed interest in running with Trump include Chris Christie, Newt Gingrich, and Mary Fallin, The New York Times reports.

Sources: The Hill, AOL, The New York Times / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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