Donald Trump Jr. Offered To Make Him The Most Powerful VP Ever (But He Refused)

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 2.34.05 PMPrior to picking Mike Pence it was rumored that Trump was rejected by several potential VP candidates. Perhaps one of the most interesting stories, repeated by insiders, including Kasich aides, is this one.

Check this out from the Baltimore Sun:

According to Kasich aides, the Trump campaign desperately wanted the Ohio governor to be his running mate. Mr. Kasich, out of concern for his eternal soul or his political future, resisted the idea. But the Trump campaign pressed harder. At one point Donald Trump Jr. reached out with an amazing offer, according to the New York Times: How would Mr. Kasich like to be the most powerful vice president in American history? If elected, Mr. Trump would put Mr. Kasich in charge of two broad areas of policy making.

Now, if a normal person were asked to guess which two, he or she might venture, “Counterterrorism and health care,” or, “Defense and taxes.” But that’s thinking small. And Donald Trump doesn’t think small.

Donald Trump Jr. offered Mr. Kasich both foreign policy and domestic policy.

“What the hell would Trump do?” the aide reportedly asked Trump the younger.

“He would make America great again,” Trump Jr. casually replied, according to a story in the Columbus Dispatch.

What I find strange about all of this is that Kasich seemed to help Trump win the nomination by stealing votes from Cruz. If Kasich was so opposed to Trump that he refused a VP spot, you have to wonder why he stuck around to rob Cruz of well over 100 delegates immediately after OH.

Don’t get me wrong, Cruz probably would have lost anyway, but if Kasich is hardcore #NeverTrump he didn’t help his own cause.

If this story is true, you have to wonder if Mike Pence was offered more power than usual as well. Trump probably wouldn’t have to dangle power to convince Pence to sign on to his campaign but you wonder if he did. The narrative of the above Baltimore Sun article is that Trump doesn’t want to get into the policy making details and will simply approve or disprove of recommendations made by others. Could there be some truth to that?