Donald Trump Says He Wants Oprah for His Running Mate as Late-Night Hosts React to the Billionaire's Presidential Announcement
The mogul's over-the-top 2016 presidential bid announcement received some late-night mockery
Donald Trump has his eye on the White House – and he knows who he wants by his side if he gets there.
The real estate mogul and reality TV star said he would like Oprah Winfrey to jump on his 2016 ticket.
Trump announced that he is seeking the Republican nomination for President of the United States of America in a speech at Trump Tower in New York City on Tuesday.
The billionaire businessman, 69, told ABC News he thinks Winfrey, 61, would make the perfect vice president.
“I think Oprah would be great. I’d love to have Oprah,” Trump told George Stephanopoulos. “I think we’d win easily, actually.”
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Trump, who also called Winfrey “great” and “talented,” is already facing backlash just one day after his big announcement.
While Trump talked about his plans for America, Neil Young‘s “Rockin’ in the Free World” blared in the background, a song he was apparently not authorized to use.
“Donald Trump was not authorized to use ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ in his presidential candidacy announcement,” Young, 69, said in an official statement to PEOPLE, adding that “Neil Young, a Canadian citizen, is a supporter of Bernie Sanders for President of the United States of America.” Sanders is a U.S. senator from Vermont who announced in April that he’s seeking the Democratic nomination.
Trump also faced mockery from late-night hosts, who called attention to some of the over-the-top statements from his speech.
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James Corden turned Trump’s big move into a game show called Trump Stumpers for The Late Late Show, asking two “contestants” to identify whether or not some ridiculous statements were actually made by the mogul on Tuesday.
“He was aware that he was being filmed,” Corden, 36, joked after showing a clip of Trump.
Incoming Late Show host Stephen Colbert also mocked the bid in a satirical clip, declaring, “This will be the finest, most luxurious gold-plated, diamond-encrusted campaign that will give hope to a weary nation until together we reach that fine fall day when the new season of Celebrity Apprentice premieres.”