Donald Trump said that he would “love” to have Sen. [crscore]Marco Rubio[/crscore] brought in “to unite the party” in an interview on Fox News’s “Hannity” on Thursday.
Trump said, “If this party unites, we’re going to have a total victory.”
Sean Hannity said to Trump, “You know the 17 guys that began this process with you. Who can you name, people, of the 17 and others that you would like to bring in to unite the party? … Name names. Who are people you would like to have with you, working with you?”
“I can tell you that Ben Carson, Dr. Ben Carson is a terrific guy. He endorsed me, and Chris Christie endorsed me. He is a fantastic guy. These are two tremendous people. I’d like to have them. Frankly, Marco, I’d love to have involved,” Trump said. “I mean honestly, many of them, almost all of them. I’m not saying all of them, but almost all of them. The party has to unite. If we unite, this party is going to have a huge victory. Then you’re going to have the House, you’re going to have the Senate.”
Later, Hannity asked Trump, “If you get the nomination, would you consider naming people … before the election?”
“Well, I would, and I would like to do that,” Trump said. “There are certain people, frankly people that were on the stage with me that are excellent people and they didn’t make it, quite. Some did a really good job, and you know, Ben Carson did a fantastic job and so did Chris Christie and so did Marco and so did numerous other of the people. And I got to know them all. And you know it’s a little bit tough because we’re warring against each other.”
“But I’ll tell you the other ones I’m going to name very soon. I’m going to name 10 or 12 judges that I would recommend to put on the Supreme Court and I’m going to name them upfront and only going to take the judges out of that pool of judges because I want people to understand that I want the values, in terms of the Republican Party and the conservatives, I want judges that they’re going to be happy with,” Trump said.
Earlier this month, Trump told USA Today, “I like Marco Rubio,” referring to a possible cabinet position.
He added, “There are people I have in mind in terms of vice president. I just haven’t told anybody names. … I do like Marco. I do like (John) Kasich. … I like (Scott) Walker actually in a lot of ways. I hit him very hard. … But I’ve always liked him. There are people I like, but I don’t think they like me because I have hit them hard.”