Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says “I think there has to be a degree of diversity” for Donald Trump’s vice presidential choice.
Appearing on the Hugh Hewitt Show on Monday, Hewitt asked about Trump’s vice presidential vetting process and Priebus said, “I do think that the vetting process is far more detailed, and I know that there’s more involved in that vetting process than I think is being reported right now.” (RELATED: Priebus On Trump’s Taxes: ‘The Traditional Playbook’ Doesn’t Apply [VIDEO])
Regarding the rumors of Newt Gingrich or Sarah Palin being potential choices, Priebus said, “I would just kind of let those VP rumors go by the wayside and assume that the Trump campaign understands that while he’s an outsider and represents sort of this shake-up in Washington, which you don’t want to lose, because I think that is what people want out there across the country.”
Trump “also understands that we’ve got to have a real seasoned veteran, and I do agree with you. I think there has to be a degree of diversity on the ballot,” Priebus said. “Now whether it be a diversity of age, or whether it be a diversity of gender, or ethnic background, somehow or another, diversity is important in some respects.”
“But obviously, it’s not my decision, and I think they’re, but I do think they’re going to take their time and do it right,” Priebus said.