WATCH: Trump says he’ll ‘beat’ Oprah Winfrey if she runs for president

Transcript for Trump says he’ll ‘beat’ Oprah Winfrey if she runs for president

Amid all the talk of Oprah Winfrey now intrigued about her and a possible run for president in 2020, tonight, what president trump has said when asked, could he beat Oprah? Here’s ABC’s senior white house correspondent Cecilia Vega tonight. Reporter: In the white house today, president trump had this prediction for a possible 2020 Oprah run. I’ll beat Oprah. Oprah would be a lot of fun. I like Oprah. I don’t think she is going to run. I don’t think she’s going to run. I know her very well. Reporter: His daughter, ivanka, calling win free’s golden globe’s speech empowering and inspiring. So, I want all the girls watching here now to know that a new day is on the horizon. Reporter: If megastar instantly catapulted into the political stratosphere. There will be no running for office of any kind for me. Reporter: That was Oprah just a few months ago. Today, her best friend Gayle king says she doesn’t think Oprah’s position has changed. But — I do think she’s intrigued by the idea. I do think that. I also know, after years of watching the Oprah show, you always have a right to change your mind. I don’t think at this point she is actually considering it. Reporter: The Oprah show, something president trump knows a lot about. Oprah once asking if he would run for president. I just don’t think I really have the inclination to do it. I love what I’m doing, I really like it. Also doesn’t pay as well. No, it doesn’t. Reporter: His white house aides aren’t laughing. They’re already lobbing political hits. What advise would you give a political outsider, who seems intrigued about the idea of running? I’m not going to focus on anyone’s campaign other than president trump’s re-election. Reporter: Is she qualified? Look, I disagree very much on her policies. Is she a successful individual? Absolutely. But in terms of where she stands on a number of positions, I would find a lot of problems with that. Reporter: Well, that’s the white house. They say they welcome all challengers. As for Democrats, president Obama’s former Iowa director tweeted “Call me.” The Democrats are definitely intrigued. What a moment you unearthed from the Oprah show so many years ago there. Thank you, Cecilia.

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