Trump thinks he can beat Oprah Winfrey in a presidential face-off

Trump thinks he can beat Oprah Winfrey in a presidential face-off

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.

She said: "I thought that speech was incredible. I know her very well", Trump said at the White House as he met with lawmakers to discuss immigration. "I do think she is intrigued by the idea, I do think that", King continued on her news program.

But it was her exhortation of the legions of women who have called out sexual harassers - and her dream of a day "when nobody has to say "me too" again" - that got some influential political operatives thinking Winfrey might be just what the Democrats need.

"For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men". After throwing a cursory compliment towards the Democratic Party's roster of potential candidates in 2020, she said she was looking for a presidential candidate with "military service [and] political experience".

Joy Behar was, perhaps unsurprisingly, all for it, making sure to mention the difference between Oprah and Trump as celebrity billionaires is that Oprah is a true self-made billionaire, while, Trump's career was kick started by his wealthy father.

Last fall Winfrey dismissed the notion of running for president.

Celebrities then used Twitter to urge Winfrey to run for President.

"Well, I really haven't gotten quite there yet".

Winfrey was a strong supporter of former President Barack Obama's 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns and she endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2016. Oprah would always be my first choice. "She's a terrific woman, she's somebody that's very special".

Winfrey made the same point, the anti sexual harassment group Time's up has made to raise awareness regarding sexual harassment happening within Hollywood and addressed this issue in her speech, saying sexual harassment "transcends any culture, geography, race, religion, politics or work place".

And after some pushing and prodding from her co-anchors, King said she agreed.