The Washington Post reports:
As Donald Trump’s top campaign aides began a discussion in June 2016 about who the presumptive Republican presidential nominee should select as his running mate, the candidate piped up with an idea.
“I think it should be Ivanka. What about Ivanka as my VP?” Trump asked the assembled group, according to a new book by his former deputy campaign manager Rick Gates set to be published Oct. 13. Trump added: “She’s bright, she’s smart, she’s beautiful, and the people would love her!”
Trump was so taken with the concept of his eldest daughter as his vice president — and so cool to other options, including his eventual selection, then-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence — that his team polled the idea twice, according to Gates.
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NEWS: Trump repeatedly discussed with advisers the idea of naming his daughter Ivanka as his running mate in 2016 before he overcame his reluctance about choosing Mike Pence, book says. https://t.co/LGb8YvVBvB
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Trump suggested naming his daughter Ivanka as his running mate in 2016, according to new book by Rick Gates https://t.co/zfDUfTdwXk
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