Without naming names, Republican presidential candidiate Donald Trump said he would choose a vice president who, “would be the best president, should something happen.” Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Trump on what he is looking for in a VP
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STORY: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, when asked about a vice presidential choice said, “It’s a very simple test, who do I think would be the best president, should something happen.”
At a campaign event in Council Bluffs, Iowa, he did not offer any names, but said, “You want to pick somebody that can help you, you want to pick somebody maybe from a state you have to win.”
Iowa will set the table for American voters, offering the first measure of how strong outsider candidates like billionaire businessman Trump and democratic socialist Bernie Sanders stand against more traditional politicians like Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.
A Des Moines Register/Bloomberg News poll of Iowa voters released on Saturday showed Trump in the lead with 28 percent, Cruz second at 23 percent and Rubio in third with 15 percent.