Following Oprah Winfrey's rousing Golden Globes speech, viewers as well as pundits immediately began speculating that the media mogul would be running for president in 2020. Trump answered the question in his characteristically narcissistic manner, immediately responding "yeah I'll beat Oprah" with his arms crossed and nary a concern on his face. "I do think that after years of watching 'The Oprah Show, ' you always have a right to change your mind", she said. "I like Oprah. I don't think she's going to run", Trump said.
Furthermore she added, : "So I want tonight to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue", she said.
However, that doesn't mean he believes people should enter the race without considering who they will be up against. "But their time is up", Winfrey said. After throwing a cursory compliment towards the Democratic Party's roster of potential candidates in 2020, she said she was looking for a presidential candidate with "military service [and] political experience".
And Oprah also won praise from tablemates Eva Longoria and Keith Urban.
Joy Behar was, perhaps unsurprisingly, all for it, making sure to mention the difference between Oprah and Trump as celebrity billionaires is that Oprah is a true self-made billionaire, while, Trump's career was kick started by his wealthy father.
Even earlier than that, Trump even suggested that he would like her as his running mate when he eventually ran for president. "I'd love to have Oprah". In fact, she was brought into the mix nearly 20 years ago by current President Donald Trump.
"Given the choice between Oprah and our current president, I'm on the bus with Oprah travelling the country encouraging people to sign up and vote", he said. "She's a terrific woman, she's somebody that's very special".
Winfrey, in September and October, publicly dismissed the notion of seeking the nation's highest office, though she noted that Trump's victory made her rethink the requirements of the office. "She's popular, she's brilliant, she's a wonderful woman".