Politics & Government

Gov. Pat McCrory a possible Trump VP?

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory kicks off his re-election campaign in Kernersville, NC on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. McCrory held his 2016 re-election campaign kickoff event at a Kernersville printing and logistics company Wednesday, a day after releasing a video that affirmed his plans to run. (H. Scott Hoffmann /News & Record via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory kicks off his re-election campaign in Kernersville, NC on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. McCrory held his 2016 re-election campaign kickoff event at a Kernersville printing and logistics company Wednesday, a day after releasing a video that affirmed his plans to run. (H. Scott Hoffmann /News & Record via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT AP

Conservative provocateur Ann Coulter tweeted this scenario on Tuesday:

“Here’s the Gov I was talking about in podcast as possible Trump VP: Gov Pat McCrory. Read this – you’ll love him!”

She linked to a 2013 Huffington Post piece about a radio interview McCrory had done with former Education Secretary Bill Bennett when the governor said the “educational elite” had taken over colleges and they weren’t helping students find jobs after graduating.

She immediately followed with this one:

“‘If you want to take gender studies that’s fine. Go to a private school, and take it,’ Gov Pat McCrory said.”

McCrory, of course, is busy running for re-election right now. The response from his campaign was polite.

“The governor is flattered but committed to making North Carolina a better place to live, work and raise a family,” said Billy Constangy, McCrory’s campaign manager.

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