NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – For the first time since announcing he was running for president of the United States, Donald Trump went on national television to answer specific questions ranging from creating jobs and the middle class to foreign policy and illegal immigration.
It happened on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
But the biggest news from the interview with the late night talk show host was Trump’s announcement that he has made his decision on who his vice presidential running mate would be: rapper Kanye West.
West’s political ambitions are not secret. At the recent MTV Video Music Awards, he declared he was running for president in 2020.
In naming West, Trump said that being vice president would be a great way for West to prepare for future presidency.
Asked whether he would be willing to be a one-term president to give way for West to run in 2020, Trump said that he was hugely confident that he can solve all of the country’s problems in four years and there would be no need for a second term.
“By then, I would have trained West as my top apprentice and future president,” Trump told Fallon.
New York City, New York- This week is turning out to be “retirement week” for television late-night talk show hosts, with David Letterman announcing that he will retire as host of the “Late Show” come 2015. Letterman made the announcement during a taping of his CBS show on Thursday. He has been host of the show since 1993, when he moved to CBS after his former network, NBC, opted to hire Jay Leno to take over the “Tonight Show” when longtime host Johnny Carson retired.
Following Letterman’s announcement, both Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers announced that they will be retiring in 2044. Fallon, 39, is currently the host of the “Tonight Show,” taking over the reins from Jay Leno who retired early after hosting the show for 22 years. Meyers, 40, is host of “Late Night With Seth Meyers.” Fallon and Meyers said that their announcement will give the NBC television network ample time to line up their respective replacements when they reach retirement age.
Meanwhile, two of the most recognizable women faces on television, Barbara Walters, 84, and Joan Rivers, 80, have said they have no immediate plans of retiring. “Women age more gracefully than men, so I am have no plans of stepping down any time soon,” Rivers said. Walters told reporters that “women have the staying power and I will keep on going, and going.”