Perry: I'd serve as Trump's VP or in his cabinet
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Rick Perry said on Friday that he would be open to being Republican presumptive nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMeghan McCain: Democrats 'should give a little credit' to Trump for COVID-19 vaccine Trump testing czar warns lockdowns may be on table if people don't get vaccinated Overnight Health Care: CDC details Massachusetts outbreak that sparked mask update | White House says national vaccine mandate 'not under consideration at this time' MORE’s vice president.


"I suspect I'm going to be helping him in a myriad ways. But if it's the vice presidency, if a cabinet position is where he needs somebody with my experience, then I'm not going to go back to Texas and say, 'Aw shucks sir, I'm gonna go fishing.' I'm gonna go serve my country," the former Texas governor told CNN.

Before Perry dropped out of the presidential race in September, he was an outspoken critic of Trump. He was one of the first major Republicans to speak out against the former reality television star, calling him a “cancer on conservatism.”

Perry initially endorsed Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward Cruz228 Republican lawmakers urge Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade GOP, Democrats battle over masks in House, Senate Human rights can't be a sacrificial lamb for climate action MORE, but threw his support behind Trump in early May after Cruz dropped out.

The former Texas governor said on Friday that Trump is growing on him.

"The more time I've spent with him and discussed the issues, the more comfortable— there are a lot more things we agree on," he said. "I believe Donald Trump would be a great president of the United States and I think we all have the opportunity to reevaluate an individual after you get to know them better, and that's exactly what I've done."

"Mr. Perfect left the building a long time ago," he added.