Yeah I'll beat Oprah but I don't think she'll run, says Trump

Sergio Conner
January 13, 2018

"I don't think she's going to run", he said.

But he added: "I don't think she's going to run".

But she added: "You know, I was up talking to her very late last night".

The American media began discussing the likelihood that the 63-year-old star would join the White House race after her speech at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony on Sunday.

Celebrities and pundits alike expressed interest in an Oprah 2020 run, noting that - unlike Trump - she is actually a self-made billionaire and that she already has near-ubiquitous name recognition in the country. Though she refuses to rule out the idea, her friends say that, as of Tuesday, at least, she had no intention of seeking the presidency.

However, King does not think she is actively considering it at this time, TIME reports.

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Winfrey, who is a strong supporter of LGBT rights, campaigned for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, and endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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"I'll beat Oprah. Oprah would be a lot of fun". You know, I did one of her last shows.

Asked whether Winfrey was qualified, Sanders said, "Look, I disagree very much on her policies", although Winfrey has no voting record.

"She's a powerful voice for women and I'd vote for her", says Libby Clark, Winfrey supporter.

Our inside-the-Beltway mole points out that like President Trump, Winfrey is comfortable on camera, understands media and knows how to promote.

"People need to have hope", said Ray Buckley, chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, who encouraged the idea of an Oprah run. "She would absolutely do it", Stedman said. Several of the presenters and award winners spoke about the sexual misconduct issue in their industry during the show, but none received quite as high praise as Winfrey.

However, her remarks about being raised in poverty, empowerment of women and support for the press (under constant criticism by Trump), quickly prompted even some conservative political figures to speak positively of her as a potential candidate.

Until Oprah finally answers our Presidential prayers, we're more than ready to rock these hoodies and tees.

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