[Look] Let's Face It, Trump Needs A Brown VP

ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 05:  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the CFE Arena during a campaign stop on the campus of the University of Central Florida  on March 5, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.  Primary voters head to the polls on March 15th in Florida.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

[Look] Let's Face It, Trump Needs A Brown VP

Here are some A1 options.

Published May 7, 2016

Here's a look at possible Black and brown VP candidates who could end up on Donald Trump's perspective VP shortlist:

Ben Carson

Age: 64
Job: Conservative Writer, former neurosurgeon  
Claim to fame: Separated Conjoined Twins, sleeping while being awake, incorrectly analyzing ancient artifacts.  
Pros: Black, acclaimed Brain Surgeon
Cons: Speaks in a whispered hush that would make Michael Jackson sound like Bernie Sanders.

Odds: 2:1

Republican Presidential hopeful Ben Carson speaks during the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2016 at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, outside Washington, March 4, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Dr. Ben Carson quietly took the conservative world by storm at the onset of his 2016 Presidential Campaign. It may seem like ages ago but at one point, Carson was the GOP frontrunner. The former neurosurgeon’s calm demeanor was a refreshing change of pace from the abrasive styles of Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Donald Trump. Not refreshing enough for Republicans to vote for him but refreshing nonetheless. What Carson lacks in enthusiasm, he makes up in loyalty. Dr. Carson made a vigorous (For Carson) defense of Trump’s progressive racial policies towards minorities at his Florida golf resorts on ‘The View’. He was quickly reminded of Trump’s settled lawsuit with the Department of Justice for denying minorities entrance to his clubs. At least he tried. Ben definitely attempted to put some respect on Trump's name. Birdman would be proud.

Nikki Haley

Age: 44
Job: Governor of South Carolina
Claim to fame:  Authorized the removal of Confederate flag from the flagpole on the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol, first Indian-American to hold office in South Carolina
Pros: Experienced, Indian American, female
Cons: Had a Twitter beef with Trump

Odds: 5:1

GREENVILLE, SC - SEPTEMBER 18:   South Carolina Governor and moderator of the Heritage Action Presidential Candidate Forum Nikki Haley speaks to the crowd September 18, 2015 in Greenville, South Carolina. Eleven republican candidates each had twenty five minutes to talk to voters Friday at the Bons Secours Wellness arena in the upstate of South Carolina. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

On paper, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley seems like a dream Republican VP candidate. She’s young, Indian-American and an experienced state executive. There is one problem. She got into a little Twitter beef with the Donald. The ordeal happened back in March. The South Carolina chief executive, who had just endorsed Trump rival Marco Rubio, criticized Trump for not disclosing his tax information. Haley, 4 years’ prior, overlooked then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s failure to disclose his tax returns. Trump found this hypocritical and called Haley out. The Billionaire tweeted &quote; The people of South Carolina are embarrassed by Nikki Haley. Haley’s clapback was epic. She tweeted: “Bless your heart” Governor Haley, bless your heart!

Condoleezza Rice

Age: 61
Job: Diplomat, former Secretary of State, former National Security Advisor  
Claim to fame: First Black Female Secretary of State
Pros: Black, experienced, knowledgeable, poised   
Cons: Tied to Bush administration

Odds: 10:1

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 06:  Former United States secretary of state Condoleezza Rice speaks onstage during the 5th Annual NFL Honors at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on February 6, 2016 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Just like Nikki Haley, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on paper is a slam dunk. She’s smart, experienced and knows how to work with a boss who’s a bit slow on the uptake. Rice is a poised diplomat that would do a great job balancing Trumps not so poised style. The main thing stopping a Rice VP nod is the fact that she is directly tied to the unpopular Bush administration. The other thing stopping Rice is her probable refusal to be associated with Donald Trump in any way, shape, or form.

Al Sharpton

Age: 61
Job: Civil Rights Activist, Reverend
Claim to fame: World's busiest activist, Holds the record for most rallies organized (Probably)
Pros: Black, exuberant public speaker
Cons: Tax issues, has made inflammatory comments (This is Trump, that might be a pro)

Odds: 500,000:1

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14:  Reverend Al Sharpton speaks at the 2016 NAN 'Keepers Of The Dream' Dinner And Awards Ceremony at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers on April 14, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Eric Vitale/Getty Images)

Welcome to the longshot portion of our list. Most people probably did a double take at the site of Al Sharpton’s name in a possible Trump VP list. But here us out. Trumps abrasive routine might get a little old after a while. It would be nice if he had a running mate that had a new abrasive routine. Something to get people charged up down the home stretch. Sharpton is a former presidential candidate himself, who knows what it takes to... watch somebody else make it to the top. And when it comes to rhyming. Sharpton is a wiz and nobody beats him.

Louis Farrakhan

Age: 82
Job: Leader of the Nation of Islam
Claim to fame: Religious leader, Malcolm X’s protégé
Pros: Black, Muslim, has praised Trump
Cons: Accused of antisemitism

Odds: 1,000,000:1

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 25:  Minister Louis Farrakhan speaks at Fellowship Chapel on August 25, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Monica Morgan/WireImage)

Donald Trump has not exactly endeared himself to the Muslim Community. Minister Farrakhan can be just what Trump needs to heal the divisive rift between he and Islam. Farrakhan even praised Trump during a sermon. The Nation of Islam leader was impressed by Trump for refusing donations from Jewish groups. “Trump is the only member who has stood in front of the Jewish community and said ‘I don't want your money.’” To quote Ghostbusters great Peter Venkman. We gotta get these two together.

Carlton Banks

Age: 42
Job: President of the Young Republicans Club
Claim to fame: Has his own dance
Pros: Black, Conservative, pro-gun
Cons: Unhealthy fixation with Tom Jones and Barry Manilow

Odds: 1,000,000,000: 1

THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR -- "Hare Today" Episode 18 -- Aired 4/8/96 -- Pictured: Alfonso Ribeiro as Carlton Banks -- Photo by: Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank

At one point in time, Carlton Banks had one of the brightest futures in the Republican Party. That all came to a screeching halt in 1996 when the young Conservative Republican moved out of his Bel Air home and vanished. He would resurface some 17 years later to be crowned champion on ‘Dancing with the Stars’, which seems a bit unfair. The dude has his own dance, I mean come on, he's not going to win? With all that being said, Mr. Banks would be the perfect candidate to bring Trump into the fold of the Republican establishment. He's got all the categories Republicans typically love. He's conservative, fiscally responsible and not opposedto carrying a concealed firearm. Carlton would be the perfect candidate if it wasn't for the fact that he is a completely fictional character. Although sometimes it's hard to believe that Donald Trump's is real so maybe being a figment of our imagination is it the worst thing.

Written by Reggie Wade

Donald Trump (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Ben Carson (Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) Nikki Haley (Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images) Condoleezza Rice (Photo: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images) Reverend Al Sharpton (Photo: Eric Vitale/Getty Images) Minister Louis Farrakhan (Photo: Monica Morgan/WireImage) Carlton Banks (Pictured: Alfonso Ribeiro as Carlton Banks -- Photo by: Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank)


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