Trump says he could beat Oprah Winfrey in a presidential race

Trump: I'll beat Oprah in a presidential race – US President

Trump: I'll beat Oprah in a presidential race – US President

The host of "CBS This Morning" said Tuesday, Jan. 9 Winfrey is "intrigued by the idea" of running for office in 2020, but King doesn't think it'll happen after having a conversation with O late Monday night. "I like Oprah. I think we'd win easily actually". Witherspoon said sitting in the room with Oprah was like taking the best business classes, and her hugs could end wars.

Speculation about Winfrey's own political ambitions are mounting after she delivered a powerful speech at the Golden Globe awards on Sunday night, weaving stories of racial and gender injustice into a hopeful narrative that many argued read like a political stump speech.

Winfrey made sure to enlarge the issue of sexual harassment from just Hollywood, saying that it affects women whose names we'll never know.

"For too long women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men, " said Winfrey. "To say how we experience shame, how we love and how we rage, how we fail, how we retreat, persevere, and how we overcome", she added.

Trump has also publicly praised her on Twitter, tweeting in 2012 that he "adore [s]" Winfrey and calling her "terrific" in a 2013 tweet.

"People need to have hope", said Ray Buckley, chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, who encouraged the idea of an Oprah run.

"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.

On that, King said Graham thought the reporter was asking if she would be a good president, not if she would run for president - though that doesn't fully explain why he would respond she would absolutely "do it". "I'd love to have Oprah".

"She would be a serious candidate", said Jennifer Palmieri, former White House communications director under President Barack Obama and the communications director for Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign.

"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. She's really a great woman, though, she is a terrific woman. I know her very well ... "She's popular, she's brilliant, she's a wonderful woman", he said in 1999 on "Larry King Live". She's somebody that's very special.

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