Carson: Palin on list of potential Trump running mates
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Ben Carson says in a new interview that former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is being considered as presumptive presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump claims media 'smeared' students involved in encounter with Native American man Al Sharpton criticizes Trump’s ‘secret’ visit to MLK monument Gillibrand cites spirituality in 2020 fight against Trump’s ‘dark’ values MORE’s running mate, along with a host of the real estate mogul’s former challengers.


Carson told The Washington Post that Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioRussian oligarch, allies retain key ownership in company after sanctions lifted: report Senate GOP eyes 'nuclear option' for Trump nominees next week Washington fears new threat from 'deepfake' videos MORE (Fla.), Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzGroup aiming to draft Beto O’Rourke unveils first 2020 video Howard Dean looking for a 'younger, newer' Democratic nominee in 2020 Congress can stop the war on science MORE (Texas), Sarah Palin and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie “are all people on our list.”

Palin, however, last Sunday said she likely wouldn't consider being Trump’s running mate.

"Well, I want to help and not hurt, and I am such a realist that I realize there are a whole lot of people out there who would say 'anybody but Palin,' " the former Alaska governor said on CNN's "State of the Union."

"I don't want to be a burden on the ticket, and I realize in many eyes, I would be a burden," she said. "I just want the guy to win, and I don't know if I would be the person to help him win."

The Daily Beast reported last week that Carson, a former Republican White House hopeful, had stepped away from a selection committee tasked with finding Trump’s running mate.

“What Trump wanted from Carson were names of who he would recommend for a potential candidate,” Armstrong Williams, Carson’s business manager, told the news outlet. "He was among several other people making recommendations.”

Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, is now reportedly heading up the search for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's running mate.