Trump on VP pick: 'I have someone that would really be good'
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff pleads to Senate GOP: 'Right matters. And the truth matters.' Anita Hill to Iowa crowd: 'Statute of limitations' for Biden apology is 'up' Sen. Van Hollen releases documents from GAO investigation MORE on Monday said he is leaning toward a running mate with political rather than military experience as he narrows down his list of choices.

“I have five people, including the general,” he said, referencing retired Lt. General Michael Flynn, according to The Washington Post. "I do like the military but I do very much like the political. In my mind I have someone that would really be good.”


The Post said the presumptive GOP presidential nominee plans on announcing his vice presidential pick in the “next three to four days” and is believed to be considering former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) and Govs. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) and Chris Christie (R-N.J.).

Trump said he is leaning against picking a former military official because national security is already a strength of his candidacy.

“I have such great respect for the general but believe it or not, that will be one of my strong suits,” he said of Flynn. "I was against the war in Iraq from the start.”

Trump added that “great chemistry with me” and someone “who can help you win” will be factors in his final decision. A running mate with political experience, he added, would help unify the GOP ahead of next week's Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

“I don’t need two anti-establishment people. Someone respected by the establishment and liked by the establishment would be good for unification. I do like unification of the Republican Party.”

Trump brushed off talk that the Never Trump movement could deny him the Republican presidential nomination in Cleveland next week.

“Not even a little bit,” he said when asked if he was worried about not getting formally nominated.