Ready for a twist and turn in the Donald Trump Vice President search? It’s now reported that Trump is seriously considering retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn as his running mate. Insiders say he’s a serious candidate currently being vetted.
An army general isn’t necessarily a surprising choice, but the fact that he’s a registered Democrat is.
It would hardly be the first time Trump has done something unconventional in this race. And it seems to be working for him.
More from The Washington Post:
After weeks of focusing on a group of current and former elected officials in his search for a running mate, Donald Trump is increasingly intrigued by the idea of tapping retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn to project strength and know-how on national security, according to four people familiar with the vetting process.
Flynn, a registered Democrat but fierce critic of President Obama, previously ran the Defense Intelligence Agency.
The people who spoke with The Washington Post on Saturday did so on the condition of anonymity to discuss their private conversations in recent days with Trump’s confidants and campaign aides.
The turn toward a military figure is being driven by Trump himself rather than by his advisers, the people said, and comes as the real estate mogul is telling his friends that national unrest may demand a “tough and steady” presence alongside him on the ticket.
In Flynn, they added, Trump thinks he would have a partner whom he trusts, based on their close working relationship over the course of the campaign on policy. And he likes the image of a businessman and a general coming to Washington as outsiders.
What do you think? Do you like the idea of Trump reaching across the aisle and bringing a registered Democrat into the ticket? It would certainly shake things up! Could it also lead to a landslide victory in November?