Trump says he could beat Oprah Winfrey in a presidential race

Trump says he could beat Oprah Winfrey in a presidential race

"I don't think she's going to run, " he added. I think, if she'd do it, she'd be fantastic.

King, a CBS host, says that Winfrey is "intrigued by the idea" of a presidential bid in 2020, but that after a long conversation with her friend the night before, she doesn't see it happening. He said "Oprah would be a lot of fun". "She's popular, she's brilliant, she's a wonderful woman".

Last fall Winfrey dismissed the notion of running for president. "I think it's a very very intriguing idea myself".

He told the Los Angeles Times newspaper: "It's up to the people".

If Winfrey did run, it would be an interesting matchup, considering her opponent is such a huge fan of hers.

"Given the choice between Oprah and our current president, I'm on the bus with Oprah travelling the country encouraging people to sign up and vote", he said.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., noted that Winfrey, like Trump, lacks any kind of governing experience.

Trump spoke Tuesday at the White House as he met with lawmakers on immigration. "I'd love to have Oprah, I think we'd win easily, actually".

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"We welcome the challenge, whether it be Oprah Winfrey or anybody else", White House spokesman Hogan Gidley told reporters on Monday, adding that Trump will definitely run for reelection.

Trump appeared on Winfrey's long-running talk show in 1988 and again with his family in 2011, during her final season. Her appeal extended well beyond her celebrity, some said, citing her compassion, kindness and devotion to helping others as a badly needed change after Trump. It was very nice...

And Oprah also won praise from tablemates Eva Longoria and Keith Urban. She campaigned with the then-Senator Barack Obama in Iowa in 2008.

It is unsure if Oprah will be contesting for the Presidential election as she has consistently said she's not but when asked directly by the L.A. Times, after her speech, she said: "Okaay!".

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

"It wouldn't be the way it's been, believe me", he said.

King and Oprah have a longstanding friendship. She was also there to watch the speech live at the Golden Globes.

"I'm especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories", Winfrey said. "Being in that room was electrifying", King said.

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