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

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

Ever since Sunday night's Golden Globes, when Oprah Winfrey delivered a wise, empathetic, and altogether rousing speech as she accepted her Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement, there has been a low rumbling to a deafening roar about a possible Oprah presidential run in 2020. "I know her very well", Trump said at the White House as he met with lawmakers to discuss immigration.

"I like Oprah, what can I tell you?" Ivanka caught a lot of flak on Twitter for her vague sentiment of solidarity with women while she continues to serve in the administration of her father, who has multiple accusations of sexual harrassment against him and spoke on audio tape about groping women without their consent. "She's popular, she's brilliant, she's a wonderful woman", he said in 1999 on "Larry King Live".

The message was to all, however Oprah said to the young girls watching: "A new day is on the horizon". 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.

Asked about all the presidential speculation suddenly swirling around Winfrey, the typically pugilistic Trump steered clear of nasty nicknames and colorful insults while sizing up such a potential celebrity showdown. Trump said in the interview. "I like Oprah. I think we'd win easily actually".

In that same year, he also tweeted that he "adored" Oprah.

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She said she could only go by her own experience, which is that Allen is "empowering to women". Lively was one of those praising Allen in a 2016 interview with the Los Angeles Times .

The president added that he appeared on one of her final shows and said he knows her "very well".

"I probably wouldn't, but I do get exhausted with seeing what's happening with this country and if it got so bad I'd never want to rule it out totally", he said.

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. "I don't", King said.

Winfrey was a strong supporter of former President Barack Obama's 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns and she endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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

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