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Trump campaign offered to make Kasich vice president

Posted: 4:00 PM, Jul 20, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-20 20:04:39Z

newsnet5.com has confirmed reports that Donald Trump's campaign reached out to Ohio Gov. John Kasich about the opportunity to be the Republican nominee's running mate.

The New York Times reported Wednesday that Donald J. Trump gauged the former Republican candidate's interest in the position before ultimately selecting Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

Sources involved in those talks confirmed this information to newsnet5.com.

Read an excerpt from The Times below:

But according to the Kasich adviser (who spoke only under the condition that he not be named), Donald Jr. wanted to make him an offer nonetheless: Did he have any interest in being the most powerful vice president in history?

When Kasich’s adviser asked how this would be the case, Donald Jr. explained that his father’s vice president would be in charge of domestic and foreign policy.

Then what, the adviser asked, would Trump be in charge of?

“Making America great again” was the casual reply.