On Tuesday, January 9, President Trump responded to rumors that former daytime talk show host and media mogul Oprah Winfrey is considering a presidential run in 2020.
Oprah is beyond doubt a magnificent orator. But the idea of a reality show star running against a talk show host is troublingly dystopian. We don’t want to create a world where dedicated public service careers become undesirable and impractical in the face of raw celebrity.— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) January 10, 2018
Oprah as President? A smart, successful, humble, and gracious lady no doubt, but there’s 325,000,000+ people in America, surely there are some options other than celebrities?— Dan Clark (@DanClarkSports) January 10, 2018
Though several friends of Oprah leaked to reporters that a presidential run is something she's considered, Winfrey has held off on committing to any plans as of now.