Trump: I'd 'beat Oprah' in 2020 presidential match-up

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"They're the complete opposite!"

That position, King argued, was nothing different than what Winfrey had said last fall.

In July 2015 CNN said Trump's chance of getting the nomination were " just 1%" and as late as October 21 2016 the Washington Post said Trump's "chances of winning are approaching zero".

It seems the american election show more and more tends to fit the taste of the rednecks.

Given those sort of predictions, Oprah would be crazy not to move off of her "no way, no how" view on running in 2020.

Does Winfrey have that level of character and judgment? "She would absolutely do it".

They need a solid experienced centrist politician who isn't Hillary Clinton - not another celebrity who is going to learn on the job.

Trump, who has lauded Winfrey as worthy of the vice presidency, dismissed her Tuesday as a threat, albeit cordially.

Immediately following the conclusion of her acceptance speech, Twitter was enfuego with people, organizations and news outlets all pushing for her presidential run. "It feels like this is Oprah 2020".

American Democracy is a reality show. We all know she's a very good talker.

And there is nothing, really, that the Democratic Party can do about it.

"I don't, I don't", the US billionaire media mogul reportedly said backstage at the Globes when asked if she planned to run.

After two days of heightened speculation, Mr Trump said he did not think she would end up running but thought he could defeat her if she did. This was before politics.

Even Trump's daughter Ivanka endorsed Oprah's message, if not a political future, in a tweet Monday.

It relies less on policy than on feelings and emotion. But will she run for president? They are great a perpetuating the status quo since now it will protect them now.

"It's up to the people". Her appeal extended well beyond her celebrity, some said, citing her compassion, kindness and devotion to helping others as a badly needed change after Trump.

Gayle King, who is close friends with Winfrey, said on "CBS This Morning" earlier Tuesday that Winfrey finds the idea "intriguing" but added that she doesn't believe Winfrey is actually considering it right now. She campaigned with the then-Senator Barack Obama in Iowa in 2008.

Winfrey has a long history of not only enormous business executive experience and success (for those who conflate business skills with government skills), but she has also spent her adult life identifying and mitigating countless social inequities. "Everybody gets drone striiiiikes!"

But what's even more remarkable than the speech is what bloomed afterward.

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