Trump, a billionaire TV star whose ascent to the presidency was fueled by name recognition, sheer wattage and personality, has long praised Winfrey, who shares numerous same qualities. "Anyway, who cares, I adore Oprah".
The presidential buzz follows Winfrey's impassioned call for "a brighter morning even in our darkest nights" at the Golden Globes on Sunday night in a speech that left some viewers contemplating the idea of the Democratic Party embracing a celebrity candidate of its own to challenge Trump in 2020.
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Gayle King, one of Oprah's close friends, told CBS News that Oprah was "intrigued by the idea" of a presidential bid, but does not now have plans to run. In fact, people are already lining up to work for her.
Oprah Winfrey has become a clear favorite to run in 2020 USA presidency election after her epic Golden Globes 2018 speech.
Those present at the press conference revealed Trump said that if Oprah takes the decision to run for president, however, he is not anxious about losing against her.
According to a Public Policy Polling survey from March previous year, Oprah would lead Trump by a 47-40 percent margin, outside the margin of error. "If she'd do it [accept a VP nomination] she'd be fantastic". "She's popular. She's brilliant".
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Although he also said that he doesn't think she is going to run, he said that if she did, he would beat her.
And after some pushing and prodding from her co-anchors, King said she agreed. She knew that she met the moment, but the reaction to the speech has been sort of overwhelming to her.
"I'm sure if she decides to run, which I think the president states he doesn't feel she will, I'm sure she'll have help with that", Sanders added.
However, the new poll suggests 48 per cent of likely USA voters would opt for Winfrey if she did enter the fray, compared to 38 per cent who said they would vote for Mr Trump. Longtime partner Stedman Graham told The Los Angeles Times "she would absolutely do it" if it were the will of the people.
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"That's what I thought", she continued. "Their time is up", Oprah's speech went, referencing the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaign which funds legal defense for women. Two of Winfrey's close friends told CNN that she is "actively considering" a 2020 bid. "There really is no choice, people", Winfrey said on T.D. Jakes' self-titled talk show less than a month before Election Day.