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Trump Said He Would Beat Oprah If She Runs For President And People Have Thoughts

"I don't want either of them in the Whitehouse, but c'mon!"

Posted on January 9, 2018, at 1:48 p.m. ET

Good afternoon. The year is 2018, and former reality TV star/current president of the US Donald Trump just said that he would beat Oprah Winfrey if she runs for president.

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Following her Golden Globes speech on Sunday, people began to discuss a Winfrey presidential run in 2020. That same day, Oprah smiled when the LA Times asked her about a potential run for the highest office in the US.

But about that 2020 ticket ...

Will Oprah consider a run for POTUS? She paused, cracking a sly smile. “Okaay!”

On Tuesday, Trump said: "Yeah, I'll beat Oprah," when asked by a White House pool reporter if he thought he would win a race against her.

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“Oprah will be lots of fun," Trump also said on Tuesday. “I did one of her last shows. I like Oprah.”

“I don’t think she’s going to run,” he added.

People weren't exactly convinced. "Beat Oprah? Uh, no," one person responded to Trump's assertion.

It changed someone else's mind.

ok i changed my mind oprah for president fuck you you dont know shit https://t.co/nPt3sN7hK1

"I don't want either of them in the Whitehouse, but c'mon!"

Hahaha! I dont want either of them in the Whitehouse, but c'mon! "Trump says he could beat Oprah in presidential co… https://t.co/HwSMrelkoH

"I'm a big Trump fan but I think he could have a hard time against Oprah!" someone else exclaimed.

@JacobAWohl Of course he did! I’m a big Trump fan but I think he could have a hard time against Oprah!

...

@thehill The “highest office in the land” has literally just turned into a reality TV show now huh?

We're all tired.

"How is this real life?" someone asked.

How is this real life? Trump: I would beat Oprah https://t.co/0YI2K0buNp

So, anyway. Have a great year, everyone.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.

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