Trump, speaking with reporters during a White House meeting with lawmakers, said in response to a question: "Yeah, I'll beat Oprah".
Throughout her speech, the audience applauded and stood in ovation Winfrey, a central element in the foundation of the Time's Up movement, built to provide legal support to those who have experienced sexual harassment, which prompted speculation about a run for presidency in 2020. "I like Oprah", he added, mentioning that he was on one of the last episodes of her television show.
Winfrey started her speech recalling her youth as a young girl in 1964 watching Sidney Poitier, the first black man to win the Oscars.
Trump's kind words for Oprah are not new. "I don't think she's going to run". "She's a celebrity, but most Americans think about her as family - she was in their living room for 20 years every day tackling tough issues and relating to people in a very real way". Oprah for president? It didn't look like a stretch.
Alex Jones, the nutritional supplement salesman who leads the Infowars outlet, and Gavin McInnes, who hosts a show on CRTV and leads the freakish "Proud Boys" club, reacted to media speculation about whether Oprah Winfrey would run for president by claiming that Winfrey is a lesbian who helped, and sometimes participated in, Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual assaults on women.
"I do think she's intrigued by the idea", King said Tuesday morning.
During host Seth Meyers's opening monologue, he acknowledged the claim that his disparaging remarks at the 2011 White House Correspondents' Association dinner may have influenced President Donald Trump to run.
John Cena Joins Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Series
WWE star John Cena announced today that he will host the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards for a second consecutive year. The series is produced by ITV Entertainment and Hard Nocks South, based on a United Kingdom format from Possessed.
"She would be a serious candidate", said Jennifer Palmieri, former White House communications director under Obama and the communications director for Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign.
So far, Rep. John Delaney of Maryland is the only Democratic politician to have declared his candidacy for president in 2020, and it's unclear what other big-name politicians may enter the race. "It was very nice", he said.
The incident was eventually reported to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, who gave the case to Rosa Parks, the activist and civil rights icon best known for refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus in 1955.
Winfrey confidante Gayle King said earlier on Tuesday there was no change in Winfrey's past position - that she is not interested in running for president.
Trump himself has lavished praise on Winfrey over the years, including in 2015, when he said that he would consider her as a running mate on his Republican ticket.
She ended with an impassioned call for the day when no one would ever say #MeToo. Actually, there's a pretty good chance it's not.