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Donald Trump rules out the possibility of a Democratic running mate

May 6, 2016

8:27 A.M. Christine Rushton

Donald Trump won’t put any Democrats on his list of potential vice presidential running mates, he said Friday.

He clarified a day after Ben Carson, the former candidate who now backs Trump, told the Wall Street Journal that Trump plans to consider independent and even Democratic options for a running mate. But Trump swiftly vetoed those ideas, promising to pick “a great Republican.”

“I want to have a great ticket,” Trump said on “Fox and Friends.” “The Democrats have been in there a long time; the economy is terrible.”

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