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

Trump: I'd 'beat Oprah' in 2020 presidential match-up

The inspiring message left many of Winfrey's fans pondering whether she'll run for office in 2020.

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President Donald Trump said Tuesday he would beat Oprah Winfrey in any prospective 2020 presidential faceoff - and that such a race would "be a lot of fun". "If she decides to run, she will get someone who is every qualified to be her running mate - and it ain't me", she quips. After a moving tribute to Recy Taylor - a black woman who was gang-raped by six white men in 1944, became a central figure in the early civil rights movement, and passed away just ten days ago - she launched into a monologue about the importance of the global #MeToo movement, draining the salty tear-ducts of all of the ceremony's attendees, and everyone who tuned in.

The president added that he appeared on one of the media mogul's final shows and knows her "very well".

As much as Oprah benefited from the rapture she excited in an auditorium packed with Hollywood stars, the blatant hypocrisy and vapid virtue-signaling on display at the Golden Globes was a reminder of the Democratic party's fatal weakness: It is adored by coastal elites but is clueless about the feelings and needs of the rest of the country. In a 1999 interview, he praised her as a strong choice for vice president.

"There will be no running for office of any kind for me", Winfrey said on CBS This Morning back in October of 2017, flanked by her friend King. But it was her support of women calling out sexual harassment that fueled talk among Democrats in states where presidential runs usually begin, Iowa and New Hampshire. Rather, her challenge will be that she will have to flee the embrace of the very people who are now doing so much to hype the Oprah-for-president bandwagon. "I think we'd win easily, actually", Trump told ABC News at the time.

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

On the show Tuesday morning, King said she "was up talking to [Winfrey] very late last night".

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

Winfrey's presidential history also extends to the previous administration.

Beyond her rise from poverty, Winfrey's success as a multidimensional media figure has come from promoting ways for women to assert themselves, typically outside the political arena.

Peoples reported from NY.

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