AP sources: Gingrich, Christie being vetted for Trump VP

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  • Gus Talwynd Salt Lake City, UT
    July 2, 2016 1:37 a.m.

    Mcallen, TX

    Bernie comes from Vermont. His opposition to the war did not carry political risk. Unfortunately, there were many who did not stand up even if they questions the Bush-Cheney White House on the "evidence" put forward.

    Anyway, the vote was not to go to war, but to authorize the president to use force to defend the United States against the threat posed by Iraq if, and only if, diplomatic or other peaceful means failed. This is far different from giving the Bush Administration authority to go to war.

    It is understandable that Hillary would support this authorization considering she was a senator from New York and the needed to support the people of New York. This does show a political purpose in the vote, but many Democrats who did not support the action were not in a similar situation. Also, with her political aspirations going forward, it would have been fodder for the Republican Noise Machine if she had not voted as she did.

    Bernie did not face such a challenge. And Donald Trump, who apparently was for the war before he was against it, had no responsibility either way.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    July 2, 2016 12:04 a.m.

    Associated Press does not know who Trump will pick.

    They are guessing, to start tearing down their character early.

  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    July 1, 2016 5:50 p.m.

    @Impartial7 8:41 a.m. July 1, 2016

    Someone please explain how the Evangelicals & Family Values Republicans can get behind a ticket whose candidates have been married 6 times?


    Not just that. Both of them were "entertaining" their next wives and/or girlfriends while married to an existing wife. And not just once, for either of them. That shows neither of them can be trusted with what is important.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    July 1, 2016 2:50 p.m.

    Hey Mr. Brightside -

    "What info did Bernie have that Hillary didn't? He had foresight and judgment."

    Bernie and Obama had NO more information than Hillary, BUT they BOTH possessed a healthy mistrust of Republican claims and promises.

    Fortunately Hillary Clinton has the ability to learn from her mistakes, and she freely admits here mistakes, unlike Republican leaders, whose first instinct is to simply blame the Dems for the horrific results of Republican mistakes.

    Hillary has lived and learned. NONE of us with good sense are nearly as gullible as we once were. The myriad false claims made by Republican leaders are evidence enough to AUTOMATICALLY distrust Republican polticians.

    We don't fall for the claims of Fraudsters like Donald Trump.

    Why do you think Trump ran as a Republican? It's because he KNEW we Democrats would never be gullible enough to believe any of his lies, prolific as they are.

    Donald Trump is the LEADER of the Republican Party for a reason.

    "Dishonesty is a hallmark of Donald Trump." - Mitt Romney

  • sashabill Morgan Hill, CA
    July 1, 2016 1:31 p.m.

    The perfect "anti-establishment ticket" - Trump and Bernie Sanders.

  • water rocket Magna, UT
    July 1, 2016 1:10 p.m.

    The only person on the entire Republican party willing to sully opponent with out right lies and innuendo ALMOST as much as Trump is Gingrich, who will say and do anything to discredit an opponent, even spread lies where possible. Oh well, Trump is already at the bottom of the polls, so it can't get much lower, or can it? Both parties have absolutely lost touch with American voters.

  • mr. brightside Layton, UT
    July 1, 2016 12:56 p.m.

    Sorry Gary O. That argument only works if there hadn't been plenty of Democrats opposed (and a few Republicans too) to the Iraq war from the beginning. What info did Bernie have that Hillary didn't? He had foresight and judgment. I just can't wait to see how when Hillary makes bad foreign policy decisions as President you still blame Republicans.

  • Ralph Salt Lake City, UT
    July 1, 2016 12:00 p.m.

    Wait a second, I was told that the equally qualified Kim Kardashian would be Trump's VP pick.

    Or maybe Donald should pick Paris Hilton because her understanding of global politics is equal to the Donald's.

    Anymore, there are many in this country that seem to value what Donald Trump and Kim Kardashian represent. Ugh.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    July 1, 2016 11:26 a.m.

    I always thought Newt would be a great WH Press Secretary. Common sense and a sharp tongue are sorely needed there.

  • GingerMarshall Brooklyn, OH
    July 1, 2016 10:36 a.m.

    I am truly am disappointed that he isn't vetting Palin. That would have been the perfect ticket. The debates would be must see TV!!

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    July 1, 2016 10:25 a.m.

    Hey Mr Brightside -

    "Democrats, who have complained about Wall St. and the Iraq war for more than a decade nominated the Wall St. candidate who voted for the Iraq war."

    Hillary Clinton voted to defend this nation from the evil Sadaam Hussein and his vast collection of WMD's.

    Hillary Clinton had NO IDEA the Republican Bush administration would stoop so low as to put Americans in harms way just to secure reelection. And she had no idea these Republican wise men would lie to the entire nation in order to justify their criminal war in Iraq.

    3/24/02Saddam "is actively pursuing nuclear weapons at this time."— Cheney on CNN

    9/8/02"We do know, with absolute certainty, that he is using his procurement system to acquire the equipment he needs in order to enrich uranium to build a nuclear weapon."—Cheney on Meet the Press

    9/13/02" . . . we're getting additional information that, in fact, Hussein is reconstituting his biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons programs." - Cheney.

    There was NO such new intel.

    And on and on and on . . . Read Rumsfeld's speech before Congress for even more creative Republican lies.

  • Understands Math Lacey, WA
    July 1, 2016 9:46 a.m.

    Requirements for being Donald Trump's running mate.

    1. Be a Republican
    2. Be unable to feel personal shame
    3. Have very few future political prospects

    So, that leaves Gingrich, Christie, Huckabee, Santorum, Carson, Jindal, Perry, and of course Palin.

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    July 1, 2016 9:41 a.m.

    I'm pretty sure that Trump has scientists trying to clone The Don in time for becoming his VP. After all, Trump is only willing to take advice from Trump. A Trump Trump ticket would be twice as fantastic . . . right?

  • mr. brightside Layton, UT
    July 1, 2016 9:17 a.m.


    Sure, it's because partisans always ignore the faults of their own party. It's the same reasons Democrats, who have complained about Wall St. and the Iraq war for more than a decade nominated the Wall St. candidate who voted for the Iraq war.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    July 1, 2016 9:15 a.m.

    Just when you thought it couldn't get any lower or amusing for the Trump campaign. Looks like Fox News and Talk Radio's vetting of his VP candidate is going to pay off.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    July 1, 2016 8:41 a.m.

    Someone please explain how the Evangelicals & Family Values Republicans can get behind a ticket whose candidates have been married 6 times?

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    July 1, 2016 8:11 a.m.

    Newt and Donald will be hilarious.

  • Bored to the point of THIS! Ogden, UT
    July 1, 2016 8:09 a.m.

    And we thought Mr. Trump had a bad month in June!

    Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water!