Oprah 'intrigued' by idea of running for president, friend Gayle King says

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Trump: I'd 'beat Oprah' in 2020 presidential match-up

Gayle King says Oprah Winfrey will need some convincing before she up and makes a presidential bid. "I think it is something that Oprah would have to feel and sense for herself". He says, "Oprah would be a lot of fun".

"I know her very well", the president added.

Oprah Winfrey may be the ideal Democratic presidential contender, but her Hollywood cheerleaders compromise her chances.

Winfrey fueled speculation that she could look to mount a campaign in a rousing, almost 10-minute speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday.

Winfrey's impassioned speech Sunday night at the Golden Globes sparked talk about whether she might follow in the footsteps of another wildly wealthy media star who jumped into politics by campaigning for the highest office in the land, Donald Trump. There's no question in my mind that she would be extremely formidable.

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Trump has already shown that voters aren't looking for the ideal political résumé in a president, so Winfrey won't need to prove that a successful entertainer and media executive can run the country.

Winfrey would presumably run as a Democrat, meaning that if she were to emerge victorious in the primaries and Trump made a decision to run for re-election, the two would square off in 2020. "You know, I did one of her last shows".

However, he said, that "hands down Donald Trump [would win] - but Oprah would give him a run for his money", without explaining why. "If it means looking at one of these celebrities that have a moral core, that are compassion and intelligent, I think that people should look to where they can during these very, very hard times". After a moving tribute to Recy Taylor - a black woman who was gang-raped by six white men in 1944, became a central figure in the early civil rights movement, and passed away just ten days ago - she launched into a monologue about the importance of the worldwide #MeToo movement, draining the salty tear-ducts of all of the ceremony's attendees, and everyone who tuned in.

The 64-year-old media mogul has become a cultural phenomenon over the past 30-plus years, born into a poor home in MS but breaking through as a television news and talk show personality in the 1980s.

King said: "She loves this country and would like to be of service in some way". Over 30 years, she became the face of television talk shows, starred and produced feature films, and began her own network.

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NBC tweeted a picture of a smiling Winfrey under the message, "Nothing but respect for our future president". Trump's job approval rating sat at just 32 per cent in December, according to an Associated Press-NORC poll.

"She would be a serious candidate", said Jennifer Palmieri, former White House communications director under President Barack Obama and the communications director for Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign. I do think that. "I don't think at this point she's actually considering it".

On the show Tuesday morning, King said she "was up talking to [Winfrey] very late last night". "I will do whatever it takes because I am so concerned about what's happening, '" she discloses.

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Beyond her rise from poverty, Winfrey's success as a multidimensional media figure has come from promoting ways for women to assert themselves, typically outside the political arena.

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