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Carson: Finding Donald Trump's VP won't be a problem

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Ben Carson is a Trump campaign surrogate who's also involved in finding the businessman's running mate

Carson told CNN's Erin Burnett that finding a qualified candidate won't be a problem

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Ben Carson said Monday he and the other Donald Trump supporters leading the search for his running mate were not worried about a lack of candidates interested in being the the presumptive GOP nominee’s vice presidential pick.

Carson pushed back on the notion that Trump could have trouble finding high-quality people to staff his administration.

“There are plenty of very highly qualified people who would gladly do it,” Carson, a former 2016 hopeful himself, told CNN’s “OutFront with Erin Burnett.” “It’s not going to be a problem in the slightest.”

Carson and Trump have at times stepped on one another over the vice-presidential search, with the pair publicly disagreeing with whether a Democrat would be ruled out from serving as the Republican’s no. 2.

Carson also declined when asked by Burnett if Sen. Marco Rubio, who earlier on Monday said he would not serve as Trump’s vice president, was on Trump’s short list.

“I don’t know that it serves any useful purpose to talk about who’s under serious consideration,” Carson said.