Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBipartisan group of mayors asks for immigration reform Obama offers laments and optimism at last presser Overnight Energy: Trump's EPA pick faces Congress | 2016 is the hottest year on record MORE's campaign reached out to Ohio Gov. John Kasich in May with an offer to make him the "most powerful vice president in history," The New York Times reported Tuesday.
Trump's oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., reached out to a Kasich adviser after the Ohio governor ended his own Republican presidential campaign, promising that if he accepted the vice presidency, Kasich would be in charge of domestic and foreign policy.
Kasich has refused to endorse Trump, the GOP's presidential nominee, for president, and won't speak at this week's Republican National Convention even though it's taking place in his home state.
He has said Trump shouldn't expect an endorsement anytime soon.
Trump eventually tapped Indiana Gov. Mike PenceMike (Michael) Richard PencePence: I'm ‘confident’ in Trump’s health pick Pence: NATO mission 'will go forward' Overnight Defense: Obama defends Manning commutation after backlash | Mattis clears Senate panel MORE to be his running mate, announcing his decision last week.