President Donald J. Trump has been in office just over one month, but that hasn’t stopped liberals from already looking for a candidate to challenge the president in 2020.
While conventional wisdom would suggest that Democrats such as Senators Elizabeth Warren or Cory Booker would be likely challengers, one name has just emerged that may surprise most Americans.
Winfrey is a well-known liberal, and was a vocal supporter of Barack Obama, with many believing her endorsement during the 2008 Democrat Primary helped the young senator defeat Hillary Clinton.
From NBC News:
Financier and philanthropist Rubenstein asked — given Winfrey’s popularity and the fact that a woman has yet to win the White House — would she ever consider mounting her own campaign? “I actually never thought — I never considered the question even a possibility. I just thought, oh, oh,” said Winfrey, 63, who supported Hillary Clinton in last year’s election.
While the TV mogul didn’t mention Donald Trump specifically, she hinted that his roots as a businessman and reality-TV star could make her reconsider. “I thought, ‘I don’t have the experience, I don’t know enough,’” Winfrey said. “Now I’m thinking, ‘Oh, oh.’”
If she ever did decide to wade into a career in politics, it would be an about-face from past remarks. In January, she told “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert that she would “never” run for president. “No, it’s not my thing,” she added at the time.