Ben Carson accidentally reveals Sarah Palin is on Trump's short list for vice president
Donald Trump, Sarah Palin - (Gage Skidmore/Flickr, screenshot)

Trump campaign surrogate Ben Carson let it slip over the weekend that Sarah Palin had made the candidate's short list of running mates.

According to The Washington Post, Carson was on the way to a television interview when he explained to a reporter in the car how he would behave as the head of Trump's vice presidential search committee.

After Carson assured the reporter that he would not pick himself as Dick Cheney had done while search for George W. Bush's running mate, Carson's wife, Candy, pointed out that a recent poll named him as the top choice.

Carson was told that John Kasich, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin and Chris Christie had also been named in the poll.

"Those are all people on our list," he revealed.

"Well, not you," his wife observed.