WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump weighed in Tuesday on fevered speculation about a potential 2020 White House bid by Oprah Winfrey, saying she probably would not run against him, but if she did, he would win.
"I'll beat Oprah," Trump said of the Oscar-nominated actress and talk show host.
"I like Oprah," he said, noting that he had appeared on her long-running afternoon programme.
"I know her very well," he said, before adding: "I don't think she's going to run."
Winfrey's rousing speech at Sunday's Golden Globes Awards ceremony ignited speculation that the billionaire talk show queen is harbouring Oval Office ambitions.
Some Democrats - still reeling from Hillary Clinton's shock loss to Trump in 2016 - have embraced the idea of having their own celebrity candidate.
But there is little indication that the 63-year-old actually wants the job.