Trump mentions Rubio, Kasich, Walker in VP discussion
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Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio Democrats debate in Ohio: Who came out on top? MORE could foresee giving Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioHillicon Valley: Warren turns up heat in battle with Facebook | Instagram unveils new data privacy feature | Advocacy group seeks funding to write about Big Tech TikTok adds former lawmakers to help develop content moderation policies This week: Congress returns to chaotic Washington MORE a position in his administration and also mentioned the Florida senator, along with Scott Walker and John Kasich when asked about his potential running mate.

“There are people I have in mind in terms of vice president. I just haven’t told anybody names," Trump told USA Today columnist Kirsten Powers for a story published Monday afternoon.
 
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"I do like Marco. I do like Kasich. ... I like Walker actually in a lot of ways. I hit him very hard ... but I’ve always liked him. There are people I like, but I don’t think they like me because I have hit them hard," Trump said.

Trump has feuded with all three men — each of whom has, to varying degrees, brushed off talk of supporting the controversial businessman if he secured the GOP nomination. 
 
Rubio ended his White House bid in mid-March after losing the Florida primary to Trump.
 
“He made a mistake,” Trump told USA Today regarding Rubio's jabs at the businessman. “He became Don Rickles for about four days, and then I became worse than Don Rickles.” 
 
Walker, who dropped out of the Republican race last year, endorsed Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump grapples with Turkey controversy This week: Congress returns to chaotic Washington The Hill's Morning Report - Lawmakers return to work as Dem candidates set to debate MORE last month and said Monday he couldn't "fathom" being Trump's running mate, calling it nearly "breathtaking," according to The Associated Press.
 
Kasich is running a distant third in the GOP race and is aiming for a contested convention for a shot at the nomination. The Ohio governor reiterated Monda night there’s “zero” chance he would be Trump’s vice president.

When pressed at a CNN town hall by moderator Anderson Cooper, who noted that some have suggested he's "auditioning" to be the front-runner's running mate, Kasich dismissed the notion.

“I’m not going to be anyone’s vice president,” Kasich said. “I’d be the worst vice president the country ever saw. You know why? Because I’m not like a vice president, I’m a president.

“I’m not even thinking that way because I believe at the end of the day, that our crowds are growing," he added. "For the first time, people are starting to hear the message I have, and we’re growing. So I’m optimistic going forward.”

This posted was updated at 10:10 p.m.