Is Donald Trump Considering Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer for VP?

The former governor of Arizona said she would consider being his running mate if asked.

By Rachel Alexander Published on May 13, 2016

Donald Trump hinted during an interview on Fox News Wednesday night that former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer may be on his short list for vice president. When asked by Greta Van Susteren, host of On the Record, whether he was considering Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, whom Brewer had recommended, he responded and implied he was also considering Brewer.

“Well also Jan. Jan Brewer has been fantastic,” Trump said. “She has been so fantastic. You know I won so big, her territory, and we won so big. And she is a fabulous woman. And I agree with you, the governor of Oklahoma — fabulous person.”

Brewer tweeted on May 8 that she would consider accepting the position if asked.

Brewer was a strong defender of Trump when he campaigned in Arizona prior to the March 22 presidential preference election, which was marked by angry infighting as Ted Cruz supporters attempted to win over Trump delegates. Trump ultimately won the state by a large margin. 

Trump seemed slightly less inclined to imply that Chris Christie was on the short list. When asked about him, Trump responded, “I don’t want to say ‘in there,’ but he’s helping me and he was an early endorsement and a very enthusiastic one and he’s a friend of mine and a very good guy and a talented guy and he’s helping us a lot.”

Trump has said he is considering five to seven people for his VP pick. He has dropped clues about who they are, saying he wants someone with experience in government and that the list includes women.

The Phoenix Business Journal reports that his list likely includes Ben Carson, Sarah Palin, Rudy Giuliani, Chris Christie, Scott Brown, Newt Gingrich and U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn. Trump says he will announce his selection during the GOP convention in July.    


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