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Trump Says Even Democrats Want To Be His VP

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Former President Donald Trump made a remarkable admission recently, saying even Democrats and “liberals” want to be his running mate and part of his administration should he win in November.

“I get a kick out of watching the fake news media say, ‘Nobody wants to work with him; nobody wants to be vice president; Nobody wants to be secretary of state.’ Everybody wants to be in these positions,” Trump said.

“There’s is not a person in politics that doesn’t want it, and that includes Democrats. If I wanted, I’d have a Democrat; I’d have a liberal; I’d have … anybody I want,” he added.

That said, Trump noted he won’t be picking a Democrat as his running mate or potential vice president.

“But we’re going to pick somebody that’s really good, really conservative; loves law and order, low taxes, low interest rates, borders,” Trump said. “We have to have the border. The border is killing our country.”

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Trump says he has his VP pick “in his brain” but won’t announce who it is yet. He did say, however, that his pick is among the names that have been bandied about in the media.

“It’s the formal processes in my brain. I look at the same people that everybody else is looking at. We’ve had some really great people. I think we have really great people that want it. People have … expressed, ‘I would love to be vice president.’ Who wouldn’t? If you’re a politician, who wouldn’t want it?” Trump added.

Earlier this week, reports broke that Trump’s campaign formally sent vice president vetting papers to a short list of potential running mates, and the list includes mostly familiar names.

Multiple news outlets report that Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), J.D. Vance (R-Ohio), and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), plus Reps. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.) and Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), have received the forms, as have North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum (R) and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson.

NBC News claimed that the process is “heavily concentrated on four top prospects”—Burgum, Rubio, Scott, and Vance.

“Anyone claiming to know who or when President Trump will choose his VP is lying, unless the person is named Donald J. Trump,” Trump campaign spokesperson Brian Hughes said in a statement to outlets on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Trump has doubled down on his prediction of winning a historically blue state in a video he posted to his Truth Social platform on Tuesday.

Trump, who was born in Queens, New York, says he will win his birth state, though for now, polling suggests otherwise.

“I believe that with your support, we can win the state of New York and I’m looking to win it as your presidential nominee. We are going to win New York – remember those words. I hope I’m gonna be correct. If I am, the election is over,” he said. ‘

“There’s tremendous discontent in New York with hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants taking over your schools and your playgrounds, and the crime that’s happening in the city of New York and the state of New York. The lack of supervision, the lack of control, the lack of leadership, terrible things are happening in New York. I think we can win it,” he added.

“And again, we’re gonna make a big play for New York, presidentially,” Trump reiterated. “And so get out and join us. It’s gonna be one of the greatest wins, I think, in the history of the state. There’s no question about it, and I do believe we can do it.”

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