Trump suggests now just two veep finalists, questions Ginsberg’s ’mental capacity’

Fox News

13th July 2016

Donald Trump said Wednesday that his campaign still has three or four potential candidates “but in my own mind, I probably am thinking about two. ” Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential candidate, discussed his finalists on Fox News’ “Special Report with Bret Baier” in a interview that included questions about his dustup with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Hillary Clinton and the GOP’s nominating convention next week. Trump said Ginsberg recently calling him a “faker” and suggesting that a Trump presidency would be bad for America is an “absolute disgrace” to the high court and that she should apologize to the entire country.

“There’s almost something wrong with her,” Trump said about the justice. “I think I am questioning her mental capacity. ” Trump made the comments during an interview conducted in Indianapolis, which has become for his vice presidential vetting and where has met with GOP Gov.

Mike Pence three times in the past two days. He said a breakfast Wednesday with Pence and the Trump family “went really well. ” The latest headlines on the 2016 elections from the biggest name in politics.

See Latest Coverage → “High quality person,” Trump said about Pence, who now appears high on Trump’s VP shortlist. “Wonderful guy. We had a great meeting.

” Trump appeared Tuesday in Indiana at a campaign event and fundraiser with Pence, then talked again Wednesday with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, another potential pick. He dismissed assumptions that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is off the list, saying he’s “somebody I’ve liked a long time.

He’s a total professional. He’s a good guy. … A lot of people don’t understand that.

” Trump said the “greatest accomplishment” for Clinton, the Democrats’ presumptive nominee, will be “getting out of her email scandal” referring to her using a private Internet server system while secretary of state to send and receive government information. “How she’s been able to get away from the lies, the deceit, the destruction of 33, 000 emails. To me, that’s her single greatest accomplishment,” Trump said of his likely general election rival.

The Clinton campaign declined to directly respond to Trump’s comments, instead referring to earlier responses in which they called Republicans’ comments about the emails “another partisan witch hunt. ” Trump also argued that he’s not looking for a vice president to play the traditional role of attacking a general election rival. “I just want to pick somebody that’s solid, who’s smart.

I’m not looking for an attack dog. Frankly, I’m looking for somebody that really understands what we’re talking about,” Trump said. “I would rather be talking about policy … not talking about ‘Crooked Hillary.

’ ” He also expressed optimism about how Republicans are putting together the draft party platform for the convention that includes his plan to build a wall along the U. S. border.

“A few people have said it’s like a Donald Trump speech,” Trump said. “But nobody has ever agreed” with an entire platform. Trump also downplayed concerns about the party’s Rules Committee perhaps drafting convention procedures for delegates that might help the “Never Trump” effort, saying he’s never been worried about such efforts.

He said that he plans to give a “ ” speech at the convention, similar to those he’s recently given. .


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