Hillary Clinton Decides on VP Nominee on ‘Ellen’

By Chika Dunu
Chika Dunu
Chika Dunu
May 25, 2016 Updated: May 25, 2016

Hillary Clinton made an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Wednesday (May 25) and played a game of “Who’d You Rather?: VP Edition” to figure out who should serve as her vice president.

“We’re going to pick your vice president,” DeGeneres explained the game would entail swapping out potential candidates until one winner remains. 

“This is helpful,” Clinton quipped.

The game begins with current Vice President Joe Biden versus possible running mate of Trump’s Mark Cuban.

Its a no-brainer for Clinton who quickly responds with Biden as her choice.

However, when its Biden versus “Scandal” actor, Tony Goldwyn, Clinton chooses the acting president on the hit ABC show.

Goldwyn appears to be a favorite of the 68-year-old likely Democratic nominee who beats out Bernie Sanders, Jeff Probst, and Kanye West. 

But actor George Clooney pitted against Goldwyn proved to be a difficult decision for Clinton

“Tony could be the first term and George could be the second,” Clinton says.

Another difficult choice for Clinton is Clooney versus actor Leonardo DiCaprio. With the help of the studio audience, she picks the “Revenant” Oscar winner, but also says she’d split the terms as well.

Next up is Beyoncé against DiCaprio, and the musician wins the seal of approval from Clinton.

“I really believe in making lemonade out of lemons,” she says, referencing her latest album, “Lemonade.”

The battle for vice president veers into laughter when Beyonce is up against ‘Chewbacca Mom’ Candace Payne.

“I’d stick with Beyonce but I would like Chewbacca Mom around because she made everybody laugh,” says the former secretary of state.

The 34-year-old singer then dukes it out with good friend and First Lady Michelle Obama.

“She’d be great,” Clinton says of Obama. “Talk about somebody well prepared.” 

DeGeneres suggests the possibility of Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea as VP. “She’s slightly old enough, but she’s my main support system, so I think I’ll keep her there. Keep her on the side,” says Clinton.

In the end, DeGeneres herself appears opposite Obama. Clinton graciously chooses the show’s host as her VP.

“I already offered it to you. You turned it down,” Clinton says.

Chika Dunu