Trump: I'd Beat Oprah

But president says he doesn't think she'll run
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 9, 2018 5:39 PM CST
'I like Oprah,' says President Trump of Oprah Winfrey.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

(Newser) – Everybody's talking about the possibility of Oprah running for president, but the man currently in office doesn't think it will happen. "I don't think she's going to run," President Trump told reporters Tuesday, per CBS News. If she did, however, Trump said he'd win. "I'd beat Oprah," he said, before adding that he liked her and once appeared on her show with his family. "It was very nice."

Trump does indeed apparently like Oprah, as CNN recounts. He told Larry King back in 1999 that she'd be the ideal running mate were he ever to run for president. "She's popular, she's brilliant, she's a wonderful woman," he said. "It would be a pretty good ticket." More recently, in 2012, he tweeted that "I adore Oprah." (Plenty of columnists have weighed in on why she shouldn't run.)

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