WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is making it clear he’s not considering Marco Rubio as his running mate.
The Florida senator is an oft-mentioned name as a vice-presidential choice for the presumptive GOP nominee. Speculation heightened after The Washington Post reported Sunday on five names that Trump surrogate Ben Carson suggested were under consideration.
Trump took to Twitter Sunday evening to dismiss those claims.
“The @washingtonpost report on potential VP candidates is wrong. Marco Rubio and most others mentioned are NOT under consideration,” Trump tweeted.
The @washingtonpost report on potential VP candidates is wrong. Marco Rubio and most others mentioned are NOT under consideration.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 16, 2016
Though Rubio is the only political figure mentioned by name, others cited in the Post story include Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Sen. Ted Cruz, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and 2008 vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin.
During the early part of the primary season Rubio was a frequent target of Trump’s mockery. Shortly before dropping his presidential bid Rubio took to taunting Trump over his physical appearance.