Sorry, Newt: Trump’s new VP contender is a former general

The Washington Post‘s Robert Costa, one of the political world’s best-sourced reporters, says that Donald Trump is smitten with the idea of naming retired Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn as his running mate:

The turn toward a military figure is being driven by Trump himself rather than by his advisers, the people said, and comes as the real estate mogul is telling his friends that national unrest may demand a “tough and steady” presence alongside him on the ticket.
In Flynn, they added, Trump believes he would have a partner whom he trusts, based on their close working relationship over the course of the campaign on policy. And he likes the image of a businessman and a general coming to Washington as outsiders.