Ben Carson May Have Accidentally Revealed Trump's VP Shortlist

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2016 12:48 PM CDT
In this March 11, 2016 file photo, former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson listens at left, before announcing he will endorse Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a news conference...   (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

(Newser) – Oops? Per a story in the Washington Post Sunday, Ben Carson may have accidentally revealed Donald Trump's VP shortlist. During a ride-along with a reporter, Carson was asked about a new poll listing the best-liked potential running mates for Trump: John Kasich, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Chris Christie, and himself—Carson. "Those are all people on our list," Carson told the reporter. "Well, not you," his wife reminded him. Earlier this month, Trump said that Carson would be part of a committee used to select a VP candidate. Also earlier this month, Carson said Trump would consider a Democratic running mate, though Trump had already said that wasn't going to happen. (Read more Election 2016 stories.)

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