Trump Asks For VP Suggestions From Crowd, Hugs American Flag At Rally

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June 11, 2016 2:36 pm
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During a rally in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, Donald Trump asked for attendees to shout out suggestions for a potential runningmate, Politico reported.

Trump took a break during his rally for some audience participation, asking supporters who they “liked” for a running mate. Attendees shouted out former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL); former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, according to Politico.

Rice seemed to garner the biggest applause, Politico reported, and as Trump remarked at how fun the exercise was, he assured supporters that they will be happy with whoever he picks.

“I’ve never done this before, this is fun,” Trump said, according to Politico. “We have a lot of good people, you’ll be happy.”

During the rally, Trump said that be “nice” to have a Republican majority in the Senate, he will not be campaigning for down-ballot GOPers, according to Politico.

Trump also discussed his history of attracting protestors during the rally. He assured supporters that, actually, those who have protested him will end up voting for him, according to The Hill.

“But I love my protesters,” Trump said, according to The Hill. “Believe me, a lot of the protesters that you see, they’re gonna end up voting for Trump. When they learn how crooked Crooked Hillary is, they’re gonna end up voting for Trump.”

As the rally continued, supporters chanted “Build the Wall” and Trump turned around to bear hug one of the American flags behind him.

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