Donald Trump sat down with George Stephanopoulos today after announcing that he’s joined the GOP field of POTUS candidates. The ABC News chief anchor reminded the real estate mogul/reality star that the second time he mulled a White House run, in 1999 as a Reform Party candidate, he said he’d like to run with Oprah Winfrey (Trump first flirted with the idea of a White House bid way back in ’87.)
Trump, who announced his presidential candidacy in a speech at Trump Tower in Manhattan, responded that Trump/Oprah would be the winning ticket in 2016. “I think Oprah would be great. I’d love to have Oprah,” he said, sitting with Stephanopoulos at his high-rise. “I think we’d win easily, actually.”
When Stephanopoulos asked if Winfrey is still on his VPOTUS shortlist, Trump said: “She’s great, she’s talented, she’s a friend of mine. She’s a good person. I’ve been on her show. I like Oprah. I mean, is that supposed to be a bad thing? I don’t think so.”
Part of Stephanopoulos’ interview with Trump will run tonight on ABC’s World News Tonight, and a portion will air tomorrow on ABC News’ Good Morning America.