Trump Says He'd Beat Oprah If She Runs For President


Oprah Winfrey drew a lot of praise and inspiration from numerous people after a lengthy speech during the Golden Globes event this year.

And now, director Steven Spielberg has thrown his support behind the "A Wrinkle In Time" star, saying he would definitely back her if she chose to put herself forward as a candidate. The POTUS looked confident that he would "beat Oprah".

"I think the person she trusts the most with it is herself".

Featuring Oprah's name above white and red lines with 2020 underneath, the design is a simple but powerful way to show your support for the (possible) presidential candidate.

"Yeah, I'll beat Oprah".

"I did one of her last shows".

Buzz about Oprah Winfrey seeking the presidency makes for good TV.

Professor Siracusa said Winfrey's odds of a presidential win were shorter than Mr Trump's at the start of his campaign.

"Is she a successful individual?"

In the blink of an eye, Winfrey not only had audience members describing how impressed they were but declaring that she just has to - absolutely has to - run for president, presumably as a Democrat.

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Oprah's speech, which was read by some as an unofficial declaration of her intention to run for president in 2020, declared that "a new day is on the horizon". You may recall that in March of 2017, during a conversation on Bloomberg's The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations, Oprah told the billionaire that Donald Trump's presidential election was eye-opening for her.

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"It's up to the people", Graham told the Los Angeles Times. "She would absolutely do it".

"She has the ability to be an incredible fund-raiser", according to our fund-raiser, who notes how books Winfrey used to recommend on her talk show were all but guaranteed to become best-sellers.

The White House has already chimed in on Monday, welcoming Winfrey as a potential Trump rival. But the deputy press secretary Hogan Gidely said, "We welcome the challenge, whether it be Oprah Winfrey or anybody else".

Some of Winfrey's confidants have been privately urging her to run, the sources said.

On Tuesday, King suggested that her best friend's viewpoint remained unchanged.

No, I like Oprah. "I do think this though guys, I do think she's intrigued by the idea, I do think that".

Even before Oprah Winfrey's rousing Golden Globes acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award, there were rumors that the media mogul was contemplating running for president.

Winfrey, in September and October, publicly dismissed the notion of seeking the nation's highest office, though she noted that Trump's victory made her rethink the requirements of the office.