Donald Trump said on Tuesday he could beat Oprah Winfrey in a presidential race, while one of Winfrey's closest friends said the media mogul and actor was "intrigued" by the possibility of running but was not considering it now. "She had Donald Trump - this is before politics - her last week and she had Donald Trump and my family, it was very nice", the President said. Apparently the one-time Saturday Night Live comic was kicking off Winfrey's unofficial presidential campaign at the Golden Globes on Sunday when he expressly prohibited the billionaire television host, actress and producer from running for public office. "I do think that after years of watching 'The Oprah Show, ' you always have a right to change your mind", she said. "I mean, she's popular, she's brilliant, she's a wonderful woman", Trump told CNN's Larry King. Absolutely. But in terms of where she stands on a number of positions, I would find a lot of problems with that.
He also appeared on her show in 1988, saying he was unlikely to run for president.
"I did one of her shows", Trump told reporters assembled during a meeting on immigration. Some of her confidants have been privately urging her to run, the sources said. "I don't think she had any intention (of declaring)".
"NOPRAH! Do we really need another celebrity president?" read the front page of Tuesday's New York Post. But now she doesn't have a choice, ' Streep said.
Beyond her rise from poverty, Winfrey's success as a multidimensional media figure has come from promoting ways for women to assert themselves, typically outside the political arena. What's missing? Experience in government, a demonstrated grasp of public policy, political skills, including the ability to negotiate and compromise across partisan and worldwide lines, and, most of all, a desire to serve.
This Quinnipiac University poll was conducted from March 2-6, 2017 among 1,283 voters.
Raised in Nashville, Milwaukee and MS, 63-year-old Winfrey was raped and sexually abused as a child and became pregnant aged 14 but miscarried the baby. Oprah has spent a career talking on television and connecting with audiences, and she's very good at it.
Oprah Winfrey holds the 2018 Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in the press room during the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
But the address also delivered a broader message that "a new day is on the horizon", fueling speculation about Winfrey as a possible 2020 contender.
Still, while some Democrats would embrace Winfrey's outsider-celebrity status as the party's answer to Trump, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., noted that Winfrey, like Trump, lacks any kind of experience in government. "The thought of Oprah isn't as absurd as it might have been two years ago".