In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Oprah says that she never really thought she had the right experience to be President but that Trump's victory has her thinking she just might have a shot at the White House.
"I actually never thought that that was – I never considered the question, even a possibility."
"I thought, 'Oh, gee, I don't have experience. I don't know enough. I don't.'"
"And now I'm thinking, 'Oh! Oh!'"
Yes, because the election of a 1-term Senator from Illinois, whose prior real world "experience" consisted of "community organizing," was not sufficient evidence to convince Oprah that the U.S. Presidency was within her grasp.
But while Oprah's resume pales in comparison to that of a "community organizer", she's quite certain her credentials would match up well against a person who has managed a multi-billion dollar, global real estate portfolio for all of his adult life.
Translation: Oprah's convinced she can maintain the support that Hillary received from women in 2016 and recapture the minority voters in the Midwest that overwhelming showed up to support Obama in 2008 and 2012 but largely abandoned Hillary in 2016.
As news of the interview spread, Matt Drudge quickly blasted out a rare tweet encouraging Oprah to throw her hat in the ring for 2020, saying:
"Trump vs. Oprah would be the most epic race in American history. MAKE THIS HAPPEN..."
Meanwhile, Oprah went on to compare her potential 2020 match-up against Trump to her epic defeat another tall, white guy, Phil Donahue, in 1984. Per The Daily Mail:
She told Rubenstein, a famed philanthropist who interviews business leaders on his show, that she built her career on one unlikely triumph after another.
When she was hired to host 'A. M. Chicago' in 1984, she said, most of her friends predicted she would fail because her show competed with legendary interviewer Phil Donahue.
'It didn't matter to me, because I did not think that he was beatable,' she recalled.
But ultimately, 'I beat him. I did. I wasn't trying to.'
Of course, in order to challenge Trump in 2020, Oprah may have to face the daunting task of first defeating 'Yeezus' in the Democratic primaries. Do we smell a 'Winfrey / West" ticket in the making?