Trump says he could beat Oprah Winfrey in 2020

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The White House also said that Trump would "welcome the challenge" to run against Winfrey. "I'd love to have Oprah", he said, adding "I think we'd win easily, actually".

Winfrey gave an impassioned speech Sunday night at the Golden Globes that has sparked talk about whether she might run for president.

Winfrey confidante Gayle King said earlier on Tuesday there is no change in Winfrey's past position - she is not interested in running for president. Though she refuses to rule out the idea, her friends say that, as of Tuesday, at least, she had no intention of seeking the presidency.

"But I don't think she's actively considering it at this time", King said. You know, I did one of her last shows.

Winfrey campaigned for President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, but has no experience in campaigning or governing otherwise.

Asked if he could defeat the chat show host in a future vote, the president replied: 'Yeah I'll beat Oprah'. You know, I did one of her last shows.

"I'll tell ya, she's really a great woman, though".

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'But that would be something she would have to determine and lay out if she made a decision to run and what the campaign would look like, ' Trump's spokeswoman said.

After the event, throngs of admirers started encouraging the founder of OWN television station to run for president in 2020. I mean, she is popular, she is brilliant, she is a wonderful woman.

The touchstone of her speech was the #MeToo movement.

Winfrey enjoys more support among Democrats than Trump does from Republicans: 76 percent of Democrats said they support Winfrey, compared with 66 percent of Republicans who support Trump. Our organizer says the sooner the Democrats can get Winfrey involved - maybe even as a Democratic National Committee strategist - the better.

"Which brings me to this: What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have".

"It was the right person giving the right speech at the right time", King said.

Members of Congress will apparently be making a fashion statement not at an awards show - but at the president's State of the Union address on January 30.

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