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President Winfrey? No way, says Trump: "I'll beat Oprah"

President Winfrey? No way, says Trump:

President Trump on Tuesday said he doesn't think Oprah Winfrey will run in 2020, but if she did, he'd beat her.

The presidential buzz follows Winfrey's impassioned call for "a brighter morning even in our darkest nights" at the Golden Globes on Sunday night in a speech that left some viewers contemplating the idea of the Democratic Party embracing a celebrity candidate of its own to challenge Trump in 2020.

"Can you beat Oprah?" a reporter asked.

"I think lessons we all learned from watching Hillary's run, and how her ambition was unfavorably and unfairly viewed, coupled with Oprah's existing popularity, could give Oprah a strong start", Palmieri said.

"Oprah would be a lot of fun, I know her very well, you know I did one of her last shows". But King added Tuesday she didn't think, at this point, that Winfrey was "actually considering" hitting the campaign trail.

Rumors have been swirling in political and media circles about Oprah entering the presidential race since she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award and delivered a almost nine-minute speech that received a standing ovation at the Golden Globes.

Mr. Trump has praised Oprah on Twitter in the past.

But King did acknowledge a glimmer of hope for those dreaming of a Winfrey bid: "I do think she's intrigued by the idea".

She wrote: "Just saw @Oprah's empowering and inspiring speech at last night's #GoldenGlobes".




On Monday, Winfrey's longtime partner, Stedman Graham, told the Los Angeles Times that "it's up to the people" whether she will be president, adding, "She would absolutely do it".

Trump has expressed public admiration for Winfrey on other talk shows.

Since then, there has been a groundswell of support for Winfrey to throw her hat in the ring - something the actress and queen of daytime talk is said to be not actively pursuing, but admits she finds intriguing.

"I think one of the arguments for Oprah is 45", Pelosi said, referring to Trump in shorthand for the 45th president. After decades as a purveyor of feel-good, personal-growth solutions to problems, she will become a target who will, like everyone else in politics, be held accountable for every foolish thing she has said and done. The $15 tees show an image of a beaming sun, and the words "A new day on the horizon", along with "Oprah 2020".

"I have people calling me - very important names that I won't name - who said, 'I will be her campaign manager". She's claimed to have voted for both Democrats and Republicans in the past, and refused to publicly endorse any president until Barack Obama. Democrats that once insisted that at least some was a prerequisite for the job - Obama, for example, blasted Trump during the 2016 campaign as "uniquely unqualified" because he'd never held office.

Some political operatives think she has what it takes to be a viable presidential contender.

It's not merely Tinseltown hype to anoint her as the leader of a contest that hasn't even really begun.

It's true that if she enters the political arena, Winfrey's status as a universally beloved figure will be revoked.


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