Donald Trump Wanted John Kasich to be His Vice President and Do the President's Job

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Yesterday, Donald Trump became the official Republican candidate vying for the office of President of the United States this November.

While the meaning of that sentence conveys a certain sense of gravitas and heft, its overall importance could very well be lost on Trump.

That’s not Paste shitting on the GOP’s current candidate, although we have been known to do that.

New evidence reported by The New York Times Magazine seems to confirm that Trump doesn’t actually have any interest in fulfilling the extremely crucial role of commander-in-chief; he just wants the title.

According to the article, if Trump had managed to successfully land the then-thorn in his side John Kasich as Vice President, he would’ve let the Ohio governor do all the actual work. Here’s the full excerpt:

One day this past May, Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., reached out to a senior adviser to Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, who left the presidential race just a few weeks before. As a candidate, Kasich declared in March that Trump was “really not prepared to be president of the United States,” and the following month he took the highly unusual step of coordinating with his rival Senator Ted Cruz in an effort to deny Trump the nomination. 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.

The article makes no mention of Trump giving current running-mate Mike Pence that kind of power, which seems even more worrisome.

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