By H. Peter Johnson
Billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump is still mulling over who will be his running mate if he wins the Republican nomination.
When asked about who his vice president would be, Trump surprised reporters by suggesting FOX News commentator Stacey Dash. Trump had previously said he wanted Dash as press secretary.
“I know she doesn’t have much political experience, but I think the public is tired of these professional politicians,” Trump said. “Stacey is an outsider who will bring a fresh view to the White House. Anyway, the vice presidential role is largely ceremonial, all she has to do is go to funerals, shake hands and look cute. I think she can handle that.”
Trump offended a lot of black Americans when he declared himself a birther in 2012 and campaigned to see President Barack Obama’s birth certificate.
“Having Stacey on my ticket will help win back the blacks,” Trump said.
Dash is an actress who reinvented herself as a commentator on FOX News. Although she describes herself as a conservative, she has been divorced three times and has posed for Playboy.
“I don’t think being an actor works against her,” Trump said. “Reagan was an actor and he turned out to be a great president. Stacey is also easy on the eye. I think she will attract the support of a lot of men.”
Dash is a great fan of Trump’s campaign and has said she would “want a guy like that running my country.”