Donald Trump is giving consideration to Lieutenant General Michael Flynn (Ret.) US Army, as a potential VP running mate
For weeks Donald Trump has conducted a high-profile canvassing of Republican political stalwarts as part of his running mate search, but he has also made clear he is looking at what a Military leader would bring to the ticket, according to a source familiar with the goings on.
The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Gen. Flynn has emerged as a possibility, confirming reports in the NY-P and the WP.
The Trump campaign had no comment.
The thinking is that Gen. Flynn, who has been a foreign policy adviser to Mr. Trump, would be able to help him in the area of National Security at a time of challenges abroad like the threat from Islamic State (IS) militants.
Donald Trump is also considering a more conventional political choice for his running mate, such as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, or Indiana Governor Mike Pence.
Gen. Flynn was Chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency under US President Barack Hussein Obama during Y’s 2012-2014.
He has spoken in the past about wanting the United States to work more closely with Russia to resolve global security issues.
Gen. Flynn told Russia Today in an interview last December that the United States and Russia should work together to resolve the Syrian civil war and defeat Islamic State.
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