Is It 'Going To Be Rubio'?

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[Above, January 2016, David Brooks of the New York Times tells ABC News This Week that the 2016 Republican nominee is going to be Rubio. — Eds.]

As we all know, Donald Trump really thinks he’s the Donald Trump of The Apprentice, the brilliant decision-maker who holds the fate of many supplicants in the palm of his undersized hand. He’s entertaining himself this weekend with an Apprentice-style cattle call for potential running mates:

At least six contenders for the former president’s running mate – Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.; Sen. J.D. Vance, R-Ohio; Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y.; South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and North Dakota Gov. Doug Bergum – will attend a Republican donor retreat Friday and Saturday in Palm Beach, Florida, in what looks like a series of auditions.

What, no Tulsi Gabbard? No Byron Donalds? No Marjorie Taylor Greene? Or should we tune in this weekend for surprise special guests? (You can’t actually tune in — but if Trump understood the technology better, he would have arranged to have this livestreamed as a pay-per-view special on Truth Social. The rubes would definitely pay to watch that! And The New York Times would be delighted….)

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