Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump may be thinking outside the box as he considers potential running mates.
One possible candidate concured emphatically with Trump when he defended Trump after his foreign policy speech to CNN’s Jake Tapper.
When Tapper said, “I don’t fully understand the contradiction that he seems to propose when it comes to going after ISIS even tougher than they’re being pursued now while also not getting involved in another war in the Middle East. That seems to be completely contradictory.”
Flynn made it simple and clear for Tapper, “I think that the coherence in what he stated and what has been different for probably the last 50 years is in one word, and that’s ‘winning.’”
Flynn reiterated Trump’s theme of getting America back on the track of winning.
Donald Trump, in dropping hints about his potential running mate, has said that he is looking for a “political person” who could help him with the workings of Congress. A top aide, Corey Lewandowski, has said the pick will have “federal legislative experience.”
But there are some indications that a non-political candidate may be on Trump’s radar: Trump has asked about Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn in the context of his search for a vice president, a source familiar with the conversation told CNN.
When asked about the possibility of serving as Trumps running mate, Flynn’s chief of staff didn’t dismiss the idea.
“We are not going to comment at this time. Let’s let the process play itself out,” said Michael G. Flynn, the general’s son and top aide, told CNN.
Flynn might seem an unlikely choice given his lack of political experience — and the fact that he’s a registered Democrat.
“If someone were to look it up right now, I’m a registered Democrat, and I’m OK with that,” he told Foreign Policy, adding, he is “about as centrist as possible.”
But Trump has promised to “knock out ISIS” and Flynn boasts an impressive military resume. The presumptive Republican nominee told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren in May that he had one person in mind for the job who is “not government-related as much” but who would “fit the role very nicely.”
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