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Rick Perry Open To A White House Role With Trump

Ryan Poppe
Texas Public Radio
Former Gov. Rick Perry says he would be open to being Donald Trump's running mate
Former Governor Rick Perry was the first to drop out of the race for President, but he's still open to playing a role in the White House.

When asked Friday whether or not he would serve as Trump’s running mate, Perry said he would be open to serving in any role that is asked of him, including as a running mate.

“In the myriad of areas of which I have served in the State of Texas as it’s governor, that is a set of experiences that will serve this country and if Donald Trump says ‘Perry let’s talk about you serving in this role’, I’m open to it," Perry said.

Perry has endorsed Donald Trump for president.

Speaking with reporters at the state capitol, Perry said it is time for those in the Republican party to put aside their differences.

“We are competitors and so the rhetoric is in the heat of battle, it’s in the chaos of a presidential bid and then we let bygones be bygones," Perry said.

Perry encouraged all Texas Republicans, including Senator Ted Cruz, who suspended his presidential campaign this week, to unite behind Donald Trump as their presumptive nominee.