If businessman Donald Trump wants to be the 45th president of the United States, then he has only one viable option for his running mate — should he become the Republican nominee — according to Fox News host Bill O'Reilly: New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez.
"There’s only one choice for vice president if Donald Trump wants to win the White House. Only one person," O'Reilly said during a segment Thursday with Fox colleague Dana Perino, citing Martinez, who is also the chairwoman of the Republican Governors Association.
"That is the only choice if Mr. Trump, with all due respect, wants to be president. He must give it to the governor of New Mexico," O'Reilly added, noting that Martinez "cuts across all ethnic boundaries that he’s weak in."
"She’s very bright, she is a Republican conservative in a state that would go, you know, it’s not a lot of electoral votes, but if he can convince Gov. Martinez to be on the second, that will help him immensely," the Fox host went on to say.
However, if Martinez ends up supporting Trump, it would end up being quite the turnaround.
Last month, Martinez endorsed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio — less than two weeks before Rubio eventually suspended his presidential campaign. Not long after her endorsement, Martinez also signed that she might not support Trump should he succeed in winning the Republican nomination.
"Marco Rubio is a compelling leader who can unite the country around conservative principles that will improve the lives of all Americans," Martinez said at the time. "The stakes for our great country are too high — and the differences between the candidates too great — for me to remain neutral in this race. I wholeheartedly trust Marco to keep us safe and ensure a better tomorrow."
A spokesperson for Martinez did not immediately return a request for comment from TheBlaze.
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