10 potential running mates who could increase Donald Trump's likeability

How about a hamburger? Who doesn't love those?

By Joanna Rothkopf
June 17, 2015 7:35PM (UTC)
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Developer Donald Trump gestures as he announces that he seek the Republican nomination for president, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. (AP/Richard Drew)

In an interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday evening, Donald Trump, the latest 2016 GOP presidential candidate, said he would "love" to have Oprah as his vice president.

"I think Oprah would be great," he said. "I think we'd win easily, actually."


"She's great, she's talented, she's a friend of mine," he continued. "I like Oprah. I mean, is that supposed to be a bad thing? I don't think so."

Cool, cool, cool.

That said, Trump isn't wrong -- Oprah provides a very important likeability factor that Trump sorely lacks. Here are some more vice president candidates Trump might consider that could legitimize his claim to the most powerful seat in the land.


1. Malala Yousafzai 

An actual hero.

2. Mahatma Gandhi

He is dead, but his memory is fairly pristine.

3. Daenerys Targaryen 

This lady is obviously going to win whatever race she is competing in.

4. Mark Ruffalo

That guy could tell me to vote for a stapler and I would do it.


5. Jesus Christ

He has the ear of the American people.

6. Elizabeth Warren

This pairing would really make the voters think.

7. A giant American flag

This would be good for photo opps.

8. Neil deGrasse Tyson

People go ape-shit over this guy.

9. An anthropomorphic uterus


For the female vote.

10. A hamburger

Americans like these a lot.

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