Another Veep Bites the Dust: Joni Ernst Drops Out of Trump Veepstakes

joni ernstPresumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is running out of potential running mates faster than a Trump University graduate runs out of food to feed their family. Hot on the heels of the news that Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) has withdrawn from consideration, Politico is reporting that Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) has told Trump that she’d rather concentrate on Iowa for the next forever:

“I made that very clear to him that I’m focused on Iowa. I feel that I have a lot more to do in the United States Senate. And Iowa is where my heart is,” Ernst said Wednesday. “I’m just getting started here. I have a great partner with Chuck Grassley, we’ve been able to accomplish a lot. And I think that President Trump will need some great assistance in the United States Senate and I can provide that.”

That leaves Trump with a shortlist about as long as a Kajagoogoo Greatest Hits album. After Newt Gingrich (who says Trump talks like a fourth-grader) and Chris Christie, Trump’s going to have to start buttering up Gary Busey. Or maybe he should call Bernie Sanders.

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