Manafort: No Female, Minority VP

Much speculation has ensued over the weeks since Donald Trump clinched the virtual nomination after his massive victory in the Indiana primary concerning his eventual running mate.

Dozens of names have been tossed about both by Trump staffers and those close to the campaign including sitting Republican governors, U.S. senators and former GOP presidential candidates.

Analysts, in keeping with historic trends, have suggested that Trump may seek to balance the ticket either geographically or demographically to shore up his own weaknesses.

And given his stratospheric negatives among women and minority voters, much of the speculation has concerned the possibility of a female and/or minority running mate.

But Trump campaign chief put the apparently kibosh on that theory this week with an explicit discounting of that possibility.

Calling a nod to a minority “pandering” he explained that Trump would prefer to have “an experienced person to do the part of the job he doesn’t want to do. He seems himself more as the chairman of the board, than even the CEO, let alone the COO.”

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