As Oprah mania continues to blow up the news rundowns across mainstream media, with "journalists" beside themselves over the possibility, President Trump has officially weighed in on the situation.
"Oprah will be lots of fun," Trump said, according to the White House pool report. “I did one of her last shows."
"I like Oprah,” he continued.
Alas, although the President thinks an Oprah run would be fun, he doesn't think it's going to happen.
“I don’t think she’s going to run," he said.
CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King and longtime friend of Oprah isn't ruling out the possibility of a 2020 run. In fact, people are already lining up to work for her.
"Listen, there are people who've said they want to be her campaign manager." https://t.co/tiR25Ueytz— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 9, 2018
White House Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump is under fire for praising the speech Oprah gave at the Golden Globe Awards over the weekend, where she was urged by her peers to run for president.
Back in 1998, while weighing his own run for the White House, Trump said Oprah would be an excellent vice president.
"Oprah, I love Oprah. Oprah would always be my first choice," Trump said. "If she'd do it [accept a VP nomination] she'd be fantastic. She's popular, she's brilliant, she's a wonderful woman."