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01/09/2018 12:56 pm ET

Trump Says He Could Beat Oprah In A Presidential Race, But Doesn't Think She'll Run

The president, speaking to reporters during a meeting with lawmakers at the White House, said he liked Winfrey.
President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in Nashville, Tennessee, January 8,
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in Nashville, Tennessee, January 8, 2018. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he could beat media mogul Oprah Winfrey in a presidential contest but said he did not think the actress and talk show host would run.

Trump, speaking to reporters during a meeting with lawmakers at the White House, said he liked Winfrey, whose rousing speech at the Golden Globe awards show on Sunday night sparked speculation that she would run for president as a Democrat in 2020.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason, Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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