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No One Wants to Be Donald Trump’s Vice President

April 12, 2016, 6:42 PM UTC
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BETHPAGE, NEW YORK - APRIL 06: Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally on April 6, 2016 in Bethpage, New York. The rally comes ahead of the April 15 New York primary. (Photo by Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)
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If Donald Trump manages to win the Republican presidential nomination, he may have trouble doing the very first job he’ll have — finding someone to run with him as his vice president.

In the past few days, Trump has named a few possibilities for who he’d pick as his running mate — including Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Walker and Kasich, though, have both said that they are not interested in the job, reports USA Today.

“Zero chance,” Ohio Gov. John Kasich said in an interview on Tuesday. “Look, I am running for president of the United States, and that’s it.”


Walker said he laughed when he heard that Trump floated his name.

Rubio hasn’t responded yet, but it would be especially difficult to see Trump run with him — after all, this is the guy who made the joke about the size of various Trump body parts, and whom Trump derisively called “Little Marco” for weeks.

So, who would Trump name as his vice president if he won the nomination? Some have joked that he’d name a former Apprentice contestant or perhaps WWE’s Vince McMahon, but a serious consideration might be Sen. Jeff Sessions, who has endorsed Trump and is well respected by Republicans. Sessions is also fervently anti-immigration, putting him inline with Trump on the candidates key issue.