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    Trump says he’d beat Oprah in a presidential race, but he doesn’t think she’ll run

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    President Trump.

    President Trump responded to the speculation that Oprah Winfrey would mount a presidential bid on Tuesday by saying he likes the daytime talk show legend but doesn’t think she’ll ultimately run.

    Trump made the comments to reporters gathered at the White House on Tuesday afternoon.

    “Yeah, I’ll beat Oprah,” Trump said when asked about the heightened speculation of Winfrey’s plans in the wake of her Golden Globes speech. “Oprah will be a lot of fun.”

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    “I don’t think she’s going to run,” he said, according to a pool report.

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    Trump has often been complimentary of Winfrey, calling her “terrific” in one tweet and saying he adored her in the midst of President Obama’s reelection bid in 2012.

    Winfrey’s powerful speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday sparked calls for her to run for president, and CNN reported Monday that the media mogul is “actively thinking” about it.

    Winfrey hosted the powerhouse daytime talk show “Oprah” for more than 20 years before launching her own television network in 2011.