Ben Carson spills beans about who’s on Donald Trump VP list and one name really has media buzzing

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At least one name may be a shocker to Republicans.

Dr. Ben Carson mentioned that one of the people under consideration as a running mate for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was Sarah Palin.

The retired pediatric neurosurgeon told The Washington Post that she’s on Trump’s short list, together with many of his former rivals for the GOP nomination. They include Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

“Those are all people on our list,” he told the Post.

Palin doesn’t show a lot of enthusiasm for repeating her 2008 role as a vice presidential candidate — albeit with a much different personality at the head of the ticket: Sen. John McCain of Arizona.

“Well, I want to help and not hurt, and I am such a realist that I realize there are a whole lot of people out there who would say ‘anybody but Palin,'” she told CNN host Jake Tapper on “State of the Union a week ago.

“I don’t want to be a burden on the ticket, and I realize in many eyes, I would be a burden,” she said. “I just want the guy to win, and I don’t know if I would be the person to help him win.”

Also last week, Rubio announced that he had no interest in becoming Trump’s running mate.

“While Republican voters have chosen Donald Trump as the presumptive GOP nominee, my previously stated reservations about his campaign and concerns with many of his policies remain unchanged,” Rubio wrote. “He will be best served by a running mate and by surrogates who fully embrace his campaign.”

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