When Donald Trump announced his presidential bid on Tuesday in a bizarre 45-minute speech, the GOP presidential nomination took an interesting turn. Known for making outlandish statements, he outdid himself in an interview later that day with ABC's George Stephanopoulos. The real estate mogul suggested a Donald Trump-Oprah Winfrey ticket for 2016 would "win easily" and that he would love to have her as his running mate.
It was the second time he had said that. Trump first brought up Oprah as potential vice president in 1999 when he considered running as the reformist candidate. In Tuesday's interview, slated to air on Good Morning America, he said:
I think Oprah would be great. I'd love to have Oprah. I think we'd win easily, actually ... She's great, she's talented, she's a friend of mine. She's a good person. I've been on her show.
Though Trump dismissed the whole exchange as a joke on Fox News on Wednesday, it got us thinking about a Trump-Winfrey 2016 ticket. After all, the two of them are good at what they do and they're both big TV personalities whose charisma has propelled them to international fame. Oprah has had Trump on the show, as well as his entire family. Though Oprah's having supported President Obama might be a sore spot, and Trump's 2016 announcement — in which he made offensive statements about Mexicans, the entire nation of China and his Republican contenders — probably did not fly with Oprah, maybe they could work around that.
So what would happen if a Trump-Winfrey ticket were a real thing? Here's what we think:
If Oprah agrees to be Trump's running mate, she would commit to it 100 percent, because she's just that kind of person.
Dr. Phil would be the campaign's Chief Life Strategy Expert.
Everyone would get a car!
The Trump-Winfrey campaign would have a book club exclusively for both their books.
Oprah would really, really listen to your problems.
Oprah would completely overshadow Trump's campaign.
And the 2016 election would get a whole lot more interesting ...
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