President Donald Trump said he would beat Oprah Winfrey in a presidential contest, but added: “I don’t think she’s going to run.”
Trump spoke Tuesday (Jan. 9) at the White House as he met with lawmakers on immigration. He said “Oprah would be a lot of fun.” But he said he knows her well and he doesn’t think she’ll run.
The president added that he appeared on one of her final shows and said he knows her “very well.”
Winfrey gave an impassioned speech Sunday night at the Golden Globes, which has sparked talk about whether she might run for president.
On Tuesday morning, her close friend Gayle King said Winfrey is “intrigued” by the idea of running, but that her position at the moment hasn’t changed. This summer, Winfrey denied she planned to run.
President Trump on Oprah: “Yeah, I’ll beat Oprah. Oprah would be a lot of fun. I know her very well… I like Oprah. I don’t think she’s going to run.” https://t.co/mvn286yRqO pic.twitter.com/l4EOBQcrtg
— CNN (@CNN) January 9, 2018