President Donald Trump said he could beat Oprah Winfrey if she ran for president.
“Yeah, I’ll beat Oprah. Oprah would be a lot of fun. I know her very well,” Trump said, commenting that he did an interview with her. “I like Oprah. I don’t think she’s going to run.”
Winfrey’s political star is rising after she delivered a widely watched speech in support of the #MeToo movement and equality for women at the Golden Globes. Her speech drew praise from the president’s daughter, Ivanka Trump:
Just saw @Oprah's empowering & inspiring speech at last night’s #GoldenGlobes. Let’s all come together, women & men, & say #TIMESUP! #United https://t.co/vpxUBJnCl7
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) January 9, 2018
Donald Trump’s interview with Oprah took place in 1988.