Possible Trump running mate supports abortion rights

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Monday he expects to select a running mate in the "next three to four days" and that he was leaning towards someone with political rather than military credentials, The Washington Post reported.

Retired Gen. Michael Flynn seemed a struggle for an answer when ABC News' Martha Raddatz asked for his position on abortion.

"His pro-abortion position is unacceptable and would undermine the pro-life policy commitments that Mr. Trump has made throughout the campaign", said Marjorie Dannenfelser, the group's president.

On abortion, he said, "I think it's a - I think for women - and these are hard issues, but I think women have to be able to choose what they - you know, sort of the right of choice, but I think that that's a hard legal decision that - and I think that women are so important in that decision-making process".

Speaking to reports that he is being vetted for the VP slot, Flynn said, "I am honored to be even in this discussion".

A Flynn pick would quite plainly signal to conservative voters that Trump is indifferent to their cause.

"If it's illegal, it's illegal", Flynn said.

He says, "I'm narrowing it down".

"I have such great respect for the general, but believe it or not that will be one of my strong suits", he said. Flynn is still a registered Democrat.

Trump tells Fox News channel he's getting closer to his decision.

Trump is providing quasi-tryouts for vice presidential contenders, including ex-House speaker Newt Gingrich and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

Trump has contrasted his "law and order" appeal against Clinton who has faced scrutiny about her ability to handle classified documents after an investigation into her use of a private email server was investigated by the FBI. He said this election is not about "social issues, gay rights and abortion rights".

His comments highlight potential friction with delegates at the upcoming Republican National Convention in Cleveland, which will need to ratify Trump's vice presidential choice. I was a senior military officer for our government and I spent almost five years in combat against this very vicious enemy and we're providing this and I never met President Obama.

Recall that James Dobson says Trump is "tender to the things of the Spirit". In 2014, the former Defense Intelligence Agency director was sacked after two years serving as the Pentagon's intelligence head, reportedly amid pressure by other defense officials.

Perhaps most significantly, Flynn has advocated for longer-term U.S.-led multinational interventions, including elements of nation building, in the Middle East. Trump has repeatedly slammed that concept.

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