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Donald Trump Says He Would Beat Oprah If She Ran For President

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Can you imagine if the 2020 presidential candidates for the most powerful country in the world was to comprise of two television personality stars?  

At this point in time, anything seems possible.

After Oprah Winfrey was honored with the Cecile B. DeMille award, and gave an emotional speech at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards, celebrities and fans encouraged her to run for president.

Oprah retweeted an article calling her "Democrats' best hope for 2020," and said that Donald Trump's election made her feel qualified to run for president. She recently hasn't explicitly said she'd run for office, but there's no doubt that this wealthy media mogul has thought of the idea.

After the awards ceremony, Winfrey’s longtime partner Stedman Graham told the Los Angeles Times that she would “absolutely” run for president, but "it's up to the people."

This stirred a two-sided argument on social media platforms, where people tried to imagine a world run by the television personality.

If she does happen to run, President Donald Trump thinks Oprah doesn't stand a chance running against him.

Trump doesn't think the billionaire philanthropist will run for president in 2020, and if she does, he says he most certainly will win.

"Yeah, I'd beat Oprah. Oprah would be a lot of fun," he said during a meeting at the White House. "I like Oprah, but I don't think she's going to run."

In a 1999 interview with Larry King, Trump said Oprah would "always be my first choice" for a running mate: "She's popular, she's brilliant, she's a wonderful woman. It would be a pretty good ticket."

Trump is dead sure he'd win the election, but on what basis? It's common knowledge that Oprah Winfrey is not a politician, but neither was Trump.

Many people point to the roller-coaster ride he took everyone on in his first year of presidency, which may have created a change of heart for many Americans who voted for him.

You'll be hearing the names of 2020 presidential candidates after the midterm elections later this year. That election will provide more insight into Trump's presidency and the Republicans hold on Congress.

In the meantime, we'll have to think about what kind of politician is truly best for America.

If Oprah and Trump were running against each other, who would you vote for?

Moojan has been a writer at Shared for almost a year. When she's not on the lookout for viral content, she's looking at cute animal photos. Reach her at moojan@shared.com.