CHICAGO, IL — Billionaire talk show host Oprah Winfrey says she’s considering giving Donald Trump a run for his money.
In an interview with Bloomberg interviewer David Rubenstein (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2017-03-01/the-david-rubenstein-show-oprah-winfrey), the interviewer, actress, producer said she once thought that she was unqualified to run for office, but not anymore.
“I actually never thought that that was – I never considered the question, even a possibility,” said Winfrey. But when outsider Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump beat longtime politician Hillary Clinton, whom she had campaigned hard for, Winfrey said her thought process changed.
“I thought, ‘Oh, gee, I don’t have experience. I don’t know enough. I don’t.’ And now I’m thinking, ‘Oh! Oh!'”
If Oprah should run for president and win, she would
be the first female president in American history.
Winfrey says she likens the challenge to that she face when starting her first talk show in 1984. When made aware that she would be competing for airtime against then talk show king Phil Donahue, Winfrey’s advisers told her she didn’t stand a chance.
“It didn’t matter to me, because I did not think that he was beatable,” she said. But ultimately, “I beat him. I did. I wasn’t trying to, but I did.”