But he doesn't think she will run...
Donald Trump has said that he would beat Oprah Winfrey in a Presidential election battle if she ran for office.
Asked about the rumour in the White House today (January 9), Trump was adamant that he would beat Oprah, but doesn’t think she will enter politics.
“Yeah, I’ll beat Oprah,” Trump said. “Oprah would be a lot of fun. I know her very well.”
The President went on to say: “I like Oprah – but I don’t think she’s going to run [for President]… I know her very well.”
Trump also said: “You know, I did one of her last shows. She had Donald Trump – this was before politics – her last week and she had Donald Trump and my family. It was very nice.”
In 1999, Trump was asked who he’d choose as his running mate if he ever run for office – and he chose Oprah. Watch in the clip below.
Meanwhile, Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump has been criticised for appearing to co-opt Oprah’s Golden Globes speech.
Sunday night saw Winfrey accept the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award, with the 63-year-old entertainment icon delivering an impassioned speech that touched on the struggle for civil rights in America and the sexual harassment scandal that has rocked Hollywood in recent months.
Discussing the latter topic, Winfrey told the crowd: “I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon. And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say ‘Me too’ again.”
You can read Oprah’s speech in full here.