Donald Trump Is Asked if He’d Consider Sarah Palin as a Running Mate. Here’s How He Responds.

During a phone interview with NBC’s “Today” Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump didn’t rule out the possibility of a “role” for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in his potential administration.

Palin endorsed Trump in Iowa yesterday, and he called her endorsement of his campaign an “honor.”

“Every candidate wanted Sarah. Everybody. They all respect her a lot,” Trump said.

Asked if he would consider tapping Palin, who was Arizona Sen. John McCain’s running mate on the 2008 GOP ticket, to be his vice president, Trump said, “Well, I don’t think that’s something she’d want to do, she’s been through that.”

Trump said Palin offered him her endorsement without asking for a position in his potential administration.

“She never said, ‘Gee, I’d like to do this, I’d like to do that.’ She never made a deal, like so many people want to try to make deals,” he said. “She just said, ‘I really like what’s going on. It’s an amazing thing. I’ve never seen anything like it in politics.'”

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, left, endorses  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump  Tuesday in Ames, Iowa. (AP/Mary Altaffer)
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, left, endorses Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump Tuesday in Ames, Iowa. (AP/Mary Altaffer)

He said that he’s “not thinking” about his running mate, and he’s focused on trying to “win.”

“I haven’t discussed anything with her about what she’d do, but she’s somebody I really like and I respect, and certainly she could play a position if she wanted to,” Trump added.

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