Donald Trump says he would 'beat Oprah' in presidency battle

President Donald Trump says he's confident he could beat Oprah Winfrey in a battle for the presidency in 2020 - and says it would be "a lot of fun".

Rumours are swirling that the chat show queen will take on the former reality TV star in a race for the White House. However Mr Trump has dismissed her chances.

"I'd beat Oprah. Oprah would be a lot of fun," Mr Trump told reporters during a meeting at the White House.

"I like Oprah. I don't think she's going to run."

Ms Winfrey has repeatedly denied any presidential plans, telling CBS Good Morning: "There will be no running for office of any kind for me."

But after Ms Winfrey's inspirational speech at the Golden Globe awards which called for a "new day", speculation has grown that she's planning a campaign.

Immediately after her speech, the hashtag #Oprah2020 began trending on Twitter.

On Tuesday, two anonymous sources close to Ms Winfrey told CNN she is "actively thinking" about running for president.

This was backed up by her long term partner, Stedman Graham, who told the LA Times she would "absolutely do it."

Many pundits, activists and celebrities consider Ms Winfrey an ideal candidate to take on Mr Trump, as the democratic field is wide open, she's well known and well-funded.

In fact, Mr Trump said in 1999, Ms Winfrey would be his first choice as Vice President:

"If she'd do it, she'd be fantastic, she's brilliant, she's popular... she's a wonderful woman."

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