The Daily Mail writes:
Leading Republican candidate for the White House Donald Trump hasn’t officially begun scouting running mates – the first primary is still six months away.
Two of his 2016 competitors come to mind for the position, however: Ben Carson and Ted Cruz.
Trump’s campaign said he has ‘cordial’ relationships with both men based on ‘mutual respect.’
An ex-aide to Trump, Roger Stone, was also seen meeting with Carson’s campaign chief Jake Menges yesterday in New York. Stone says he did not set up the meeting at the behest of Trump, however.
Stone told DailyMail.com that he believes in ‘citizen action’ and met with Menges of his own volition because he thinks Carson would be a good fit on a Trump ticket.
He stressed that the meet-up was ‘not authorized’ by Trump and he no longer works for the real estate mogul.
‘I love him. I love him,’ he said, ‘but I’m not working for him.’
Trump and Stone parted ways two weeks ago over disagreements about the direction of the campaign. Stone says he resigned. Trump says he was fired. Whatever the case, the end result is that Stone is now a free agent.
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