Bill Kristol tweets 'I'm With Her' on possible Oprah 2020 bid

Bill Kristol tweets 'I'm With Her' on possible Oprah 2020 bid
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Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, a fierce critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhite House counsel called Trump 'King Kong' behind his back: report Trump stays out of Arizona's ugly and costly GOP fight Trump claims he instructed White House counsel to cooperate with Mueller MORE, tweeted his support on Monday for Oprah Winfrey should she run for president in 2020.

Kristol, who refused to back Trump in the 2016 presidential race, tweeted that he believed Winfrey’s well-received speech on Sunday night at the Golden Globes was an indication she’s preparing to run for the White House.

Kristol then took-up the hashtag #ImWithHer — once used by supporters of 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton‘Prosperity and peace’ is the winning Republican theme for midterms Mueller recommends Papadopoulos be sentenced to up to 6 months in prison Poll: Dem opponent leads Scott Walker by 5 points MORE — to highlight his support for Winfrey’s worldview.

In an email, Kristol said the tweets were "tongue in cheek."

"Though if she runs, couldn't she win the Democratic nomination and the general election?" he added. "And wouldn't she be a better president than Trump?"

Kristol recruited challengers to Trump in 2016 and often criticizes the president.

In his series of tweets, Kristol mentioned a number of possible other Democratic hopefuls.

Kristol cited Winfrey’s support for regime change in Iraq when Saddam Hussein was in power and her friendship with Allan Bloom, a conservative philosopher who was critical of the higher education system in the U.S., as reasons for why he admires her. 


Winfrey's acceptance speech for a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes on Sunday night sparked a media frenzy over her 2020 plans. CNN reported Monday that Winfrey is “actively thinking” about a White House run.

Updated at 12:02 p.m.