With Ted Cruz dropping out of the race on Tuesday night, Donald Trump is now the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, so the focus has already shifted to who he will be naming as his running mate.
Just before the polls closed in Indiana, Trump opened up to Breitbart about what he is looking for in a vice president.
“I don’t want to name anybody—what I would most likely be looking at, and I feel like I’d be going a little bit in reverse, in other words, I’d be going for a political person,” Trump explained. “Because I don’t need a business person, I need a political person. Somebody that can deal with the hill, that can deal with Congress and get things done, get things passed, et cetera, et cetera.”
Since Cruz had not yet dropped out at the time of the interview, Trump said he wanted to “close out” winning the nomination before beginning the process of selecting a running mate.
“I want to close out before I do that—I’ve very much thought about it,” Trump said when he was asked about the vice presidential candidate selection process. “I want to close out the two people I have now, they’re hanging by their fingernails. And I want to close this out, and once I close this out, that will be a very pleasant process. We have many great people who would do wonderful.”
Trump went on to say that the high Republican primary turnout combined with the low Democrat turnout is a sign that he will win the general election.
“It’s up more than 70 percent,” Trump said. “It’s all because of me. It’s an amazing thing, and everybody is talking about it worldwide. Millions of votes more and millions of votes ahead of Cruz, too, and Kasich. This week we’ll break the all-time record with many states left.”
Trump also reminded the conservative media group who the real enemy in this race is.
“The real enemy is Hillary Clinton and four more years of essentially Obama,” Trump said. “The country cannot take it. Our country is not going to be able to survive four more years of incompetence and bad decision-making. As Bernie Sanders says loud and clear, Hillary Clinton suffers from bad judgment.”
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