Is Donald Trump really a comic book super villain? No. He has no super powers — not unless you count the ability to escape any real political consequences for making controversial public statements as a power. Trump is more a super wealthy industrialist type who is dedicated to accumulating power. There are plenty of those in comic books, but usually, they possess some kind of super suit. Is that Trump’s October surprise? Time will tell, but for now, we need to talk about the presumptive nominee for the GOP nomination’s running mate.
Typically, a VP candidate is selected to help balance the ticket and gloss over any deficiencies. Often, those flaws relate to geography or whether someone is too liberal or conservative — which would lead you to believe that Trump’s running mate will clearly need to bring some super powers to the table if he’s going to take over the wor… win the White House. But there’s also the possibility that he might try to double down with another power hungry big money industrialist because voters have responded to that so far. Trump will almost surely announce his pick (be they comic book supervillain, industrialist or regular folk) before the Republican National Convention, but until then, let’s speculate on a few names that would make the most sense.