Donald Trump Wants Oprah Winfrey as His Running Mate

Real estate mogul Donald Trump announces his bid for the presidency in the 2016 race during an event at New York City’s Trump Tower June 16, 2015.
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Real estate mogul Donald Trump announces his bid for the presidency in the 2016 race during an event at New York City’s Trump Tower June 16, 2015.
KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images

Tuesday afternoon, while wearing a flaxen blond toupee, Donald Trump announced that he was running for the Republican presidential nomination in the 2016 election. That now makes it about 200 people running for the Republican nomination.

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"We need somebody who can take the brand of the United States and make it great again," he said. "Ladies and gentlemen: I am officially running for president of the United States, and we are going to make our country great again."

You have to give it to Trump. He's like the Little Engine That Could. Even though he probably doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning, he's chugging along, saying, "I think I can. I think I can."

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After his grandiose announcement, Trump offered a tidbit about whom he would want to have as his running mate.

"I think Oprah would be great. I'd love to have Oprah," Trump told ABC's George Stephanopoulos. "I think we'd win easily, actually."

And somewhere in the world, Winfrey was probably sitting back thinking, "Keep my name out of your mouth."

This isn't the first time Trump has wanted Winfrey as his running mate. In 1999 Trump asked her to join his campaign, but she declined. And years later, in the 2008 election, Winfrey proudly endorsed President Barack Obama.

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Something tells me that Winfrey is going to give Trump a similar response, with an added, "Please don't even mention my name again."

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