Kimmel Asked Oprah If She Would Be Trump's Running Mate. She Didn't Miss A Beat.

No hesitation here.

Oprah Winfrey isn't running for president anytime soon, but the queen of television talk addressed the 2016 race during a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday.

Kimmel mentioned a 1999 interview when Larry King asked Donald Trump to name a running mate if he ran for the White House.

"Well, I really haven't gotten there quite yet — I guess Oprah," Trump told King 17 years ago. "I love Oprah. Oprah would always be my first choice."

Oprah told Kimmel that Trump was just joking. Kimmel then asked Oprah what she would say to Trump if he tapped her to be his running mate.

Without hesitating, Oprah responded to Kimmel's hypothetical question.

"Donald, I'm with her."


On Wednesday, the day before her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Oprah announced her endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president.

"Regardless of your politics, it's a seminal moment for women," Oprah told Entertainment Tonight. "What this says is, there is no ceiling, that ceiling just went boom! It says anything is possible when you can be leader of the free world."

When Clinton first ran for president in 2008, she did not receive Oprah's endorsement. Instead, it went to Barack Obama.

(H/T: Uproxx)


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