Oprah poses backstage at the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills/ Trump concludes his remarks at the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in Nashville. (REUTERS Photo)
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he could beat media mogul Oprah Winfrey in a presidential contest but said he did not think the actress and talk show host would run.
“I like Oprah,” Trump said, adding that he had appeared on her long-running afternoon program.
“I know her very well,” he told reporters during a meeting with lawmakers at the White House, before adding: “I don’t think she’s going to run.”
“Oprah would be a lot of fun,” he said.
Winfrey’s rousing speech at Sunday’s Golden Globes ignited speculation in Hollywood and on America’s political left that the billionaire chat show queen is harboring White House ambitions — buzz that delighted her legions of fans.