Hillary Clinton’s would rather have Tony Goldwyn, the actor and ABC’s “Scandal” star, as her vice president than Sen. Bernie Sanders or Vice President Joe Biden.
Or at least that is what she said during a taping of NBC’s “The Ellen Show” on Tuesday when host Ellen DeGeneres played “Who Would You Rather” VP edition with the Democratic front-runner.
The game was simple: Two pictures of famous actors, politicians or musicians flashed on the screen and Clinton was instructed to pick one and then move on.
Clinton picked Biden over businessman Mark Cuban, who has publicly said he would take the job. She then picked Goldwyn, a vocal surrogate for her, over Cuban and Jeff Probst, the host of CBS’ “Survivor.”
Then flashed a picture of Sanders, the Vermont senator who is pledging to challenge Clinton for the nomination all the way through June.
Clinton said: “Gotta go with Tony!”
Goldwyn’s reign was ended – sort of – when a picture of George Clooney, another Clinton supporter, flashed on the screen.
“Ohhh,” Clinton said, excitedly. “Well, Tony could be the first term and George could be the second.”
Clooney beat Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, but lost to Leonardo DiCaprio – “Ohh. George DiCaprio,” Clinton joked. But the “Titanic” star lost to Beyonce.
“I really believe in making lemonade out of lemons,” Clinton said, referencing the pop star’s album “Lemonade,” a piece of work that addresses infidelity and forgiveness.
Eventually Clinton settled on DeGeneres, who she offered the job to earlier in the show.
“You probably don’t want to expect the offer because, you know, you do have to move to Washington and it is expected you live in the vice president’s house. But you could bring the show,” Clinton said.
“Oh, so I don’t live in the White House?” DeGeneres asked.
“No. But it is a nice house,” Clinton said.
The appearance was Clinton’s third as a 2016 candidate and aides say “The Ellen Show” is one of the former secretary of state’s favorite interviews. This is, in part, because DeGeneres has not been shy about admitting she is supporting Clinton.
“So you’re doing fantastic, by the way, congratulations,” DeGeneres said. “It very much appears that you will be the nominee.”
The host also asked Clinton how she thinks Trump can credibly say she would be good for women as president.
“He has been very derogatory toward all kinds of women. He has specifically called out women by name, insulted them. He has said that equal pay isn’t a real issue,” Clinton said “I’m sure there is somebody, somewhere that he might be good for but I think overall there’s just no evidence that he has an understanding of what women’s lives are like today.”
Clinton said Trump deserved some credit for “what he’s accomplished” be winning the Republican nomination, but said when she runs against him in the general election “he’s going to have to be held accountable and I certainly will do my part to make that happen.”