On Tuesday night, Donald Trump became the presumptive GOP presidential nominee when Texas Senator Ted Cruz dropped out of the race after a disastrous showing in Indiana.
In the final days of the race, the relationship between Trump and Cruz had become more contentious than ever, so it came as a surprise to everyone when the business mogul revealed on Wednesday that he is considering making the senator his running mate.
“I respect Ted,” he told Fox host Bill O’Reilly, according to The Hill. “He was a very strong competitor. He really competed hard and tough.”
“He’s certainly a capable guy,” Trump added when asked about making him his Vice President. “It’s something we can think about.”
The presumptive GOP nominee added that he has no resentment towards Cruz for the things he said during the race.
“It’s an easy thing,” he said of the nominating process. “He said some things and he made some things up and he took some things that were said out of context.”
Trump told O’Reilly that Dr. Ben Carson will be helping him choose a running mate, and that his involvement in the process comes largely because he has little interest in being the Vice President himself.
“I don’t think Ben’s looking at that,” he said. “He’s a friend of mine. He’s been so helpful. He’s a terrific guy.”
Trump also said he has been looking at Ohio Governor John Kasich as a potential running mate.
“I would certainly consider him,” he said. “During the debates I’d always find myself talking to John. I’ve had a good relationship with him, so we’ll see how that turns out.
“I don’t want to talk too much about it as I am considering a couple of people,” Trump concluded. “We do have a lot of candidates who would be very, very good.”
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