Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump kept his distance from the idea of a Vice President Sarah Palin Wednesday morning when pressed by NBC's Savannah Guthrie on "Today." "I don't think it would be something she'd want to do," Trump replied when asked if he would consider the former Alaska governor and fellow reality TV star for his running mate.
Trump did some footwork around the question, stressing that Palin was very supportive and "never tried to make a deal," despite speculation that she was angling for a position on the ticket. Palin endorsed Trump at a rally in Iowa Tuesday.
"But to the question, would you consider it?" Guthrie repeated.
"I haven't discussed it with her," Trump said. Guthrie pushed him again for an answer. "I don't even think about VP right now, I just wanna wait. ... There are a lot of good people out there in the Republican Party."
The candidate did, however, promise an unspecified place for Palin in a Trump White House.
"Certainly there'd be a role for her in the administration if she wanted, and I'm not sure she does want that," he repeated.
When asked for clarity on the kind of "role" Palin would qualify for, and whether that included the VP spot, the Trump campaign did not return a request for comment.
Palin correctly predicted last year that the GOP contest would eventually be a showdown between the real estate mogul and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. With both Quinnipiac and Des Moines Register polls showing the two neck and neck in Iowa, that seems to be the situation.
"I think it would come down to Cruz and Trump, to tell you the truth," Palin said during a Charlotte, North Carolina, radio interview in November. "They're thankfully both fighters, knowing that they need to put America's safety first."