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Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King in the audience during the 38th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Mike Nichols held at Sony

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Her speech on the #MeToo movement at Sunday's Golden Globes propelled Winfrey to the forefront of political conversation on Monday, with the potential to disrupt the Democratic primary process and pose a strong challenge to Trump in 2020.

Hollywood heavyweight Steven Spielberg has thrown his support behind Oprah Winfrey should she make a bid for president in 2020.

"I'll beat Oprah", Mr Trump said of the Oscar-nominated actress and talk show host on Tuesday. I don't know if I would wish that politics on anyone.

Polling results show 48% of likely USA voters would cast their vote for Oprah, 38% would choose Trump, and a needle-moving 14% remained undecided.

Media icon Oprah Winfrey would soundly defeat President Donald Trump if the 2020 presidential election were held today, according to a new survey released Wednesday from Rasmussen Reports. "She would absolutely do it". She insisted on keeping it at six minutes and when it was all said and done, it lasted for about nine. I don't know whether if she sits down and really thinks about it that it is something that she would ultimately engage in", he said by telephone from his home in CT.

"I'm sure if she decides to run, which I think the president states he doesn't feel she will, I'm sure she'll have help with that", Sanders added. She's not thinking that, 'Oh, since I did this speech, I qualify to be president or I even want to be president'.

As he wrapped up the event, a reporter asked "can you you beat Oprah?".

"I do think this though guys, I do think she's intrigued by the idea, I do think that", King continued. "This is the Oprah Winfrey, the Oprah I had here this morning - that's what I want". "She was unbelievable", he said. I also know that after years of watching The Oprah Winfrey Show, you always have the right to change your mind. Cory Booker said, according to, "I know that it would be a gift to the United States of America if she made a decision to get formally involved".

And a snapshot of her chances look good at the moment. Winfrey has her own studio, a TV channel and a magazine.

So I think for Americans who are looking for that, she would be an excellent representative of it and for Americans who are looking for something different, she isn't all that different. "I think it's a very very intriguing idea myself". You could see how everyone just wanted the same thing - to end harassment once and for all.

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