On the heels of news that Disney CEO Bob Iger is considering a run for the presidency in 2020, as we reported earlier today, headlines have been popping up suggesting that Oprah Winfrey might run for president.
Just a few examples: Forbes has a story headlined “Could 2020 Bring An Epic Battle Between Trump And Oprah?,” while an article in The Washington Post today runs under the headline “Oprah is hinting at a run for president. So let’s predict the great Oprah-Trump campaign of 2020.”
Meanwhile, The Hill notes that Matt Drudge of the conservative Drudge Report seems to welcome Winfrey’s entry into politics, sending out a tweet saying “Trump vs Oprah would be the most epic race in American history. MAKE THIS HAPPEN…”
We think the evidence for a serious Oprah bid is pretty thin. The headlines appear to be based primarily on an interview Winfrey did for Bloomberg Television, which was taped Dec. 12.
Here’s the clip, so you can decide for yourself …