Wednesday night, Bill O’Reilly asked Donald Trump about his thoughts on a potential running mate. With his nomination nearly secured, the GOP candidate said he'd been considering some of his past opponents for his ticket.
During the episode of The O'Reilly Factor, O'Reilly asked Trump why his opinions on Ted Cruz had suddenly seemed to change through the election cycle. He was referring to a speech by Trump after winning the Indiana primary, during which he said, "I understand how Ted feels and Heidi and their whole beautiful family." Trump responded that Cruz "really competed hard and tough." He also said he was "a capable guy" who he'd consider including in his administration.
O'Reilly also asked Trump if he'd consider his former opponent Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who dropped out Wednesday, as a running mate in order to help win Ohio. "I would certainly consider him. I mean, he was somebody I got along with during the debates. ... During intermission, I always seemed to be talking to John."
Florida Senator Marco Rubio also came up as a VP option to help Trump win Florida. "I am considering a number of people," he said, but "I would certainly consider him ... Marco and I have gotten along very well."
Trump emphasized during the interview that it was too soon to say, though, so we'll have to wait and see whether he and any of his former opponents join forces.
The Trump campaign did not immediately return Complex's request for comment.