NBC Worries: Trump Has ‘Limited’ ‘Flexibility’ on Picking Pro-Choice VP

Scott Whitlock | July 11, 2016
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[See NewsBusters for more.] With the growing speculation that Donald Trump may pick Lieutenant General Michael Flynn as his vice presidential pick, NBC’s Peter Alexander on Monday warned of the “limited amount of flexibility” Trump may have because of social conservatives. Flynn is a Democrat and a supporter of abortion. Today co-host Savannah Guthrie trumpeted this news at the top of the show: “Will he shake things up even more by putting a registered Democrat on the ticket? The surprising name being vetted.” Trying to hold down liberal excitement, Alexander explained, “Trump may have to walk an even tighter tight rope than others with an angry revolt still simmering within the party's ranks.” The journalist continued, “Trump may only have a limited amount of flexibility as social conservatives and grassroots Republicans are demanding a choice that reinforces their positions.”