NEW YORK -- According to Donald Trump, a 2016 ticket of Trump for president and Oprah Winfrey for vice president would be a lock for the White House.
"I think Oprah would be great. I'd love to have Oprah," Trump told ABC News. "I think we'd win easily, actually."
Trump announced his presidential candidacy in a speech at Trump Tower in
Manhattan Tuesday, sitting with ABC's George Stephanopoulos at his high-rise for his first interview as a candidate.
Trump floated Winfrey as a possible running mate in 1999, when he considered running for president as a member of the Reform Party, in an interview with Larry King.
"She's great, she's talented, she's a friend of mine," Trump told ABC's
Stephanopoulos when asked if Winfrey is still on his VP shortlist.
"She's a good person. I've been on her show. In fact, I was on her show her last week, she said, 'Could I be on her show with the whole family?'" Trump said. "I like Oprah. I mean, is that supposed to be a bad thing? I don't think so."
Donald Trump floats Oprah Winfrey's name as potential running mate in his presidential campaign