Trump tweets praising Oprah resurface amid 2020 speculation

President TrumpDonald John TrumpMilitary personnel to handle coronavirus patients at facilities in NYC, New Orleans and Dallas Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort has total of 20 patients: report Fauci says that all states should have stay-at-home orders MORE’s old tweets praising Oprah Winfrey have resurfaced after her viral Golden Globes speech prompted speculation that she could run for president in 2020.

“Oprah will end up doing just fine with her network,” Trump tweeted in 2012. “She knows how to win.”

Days before the 2012 presidential election, Trump tweeted that he “adores” Winfrey.

“By the way, where is Oprah?” he tweeted. “Good question. 4 years ago she strongly supported Obama--now she is silent. Anyway, who cares, I adore Oprah.”

Trump has appeared on Winfrey's talk show several times — Trump in 2013 posted a “Flashback Friday” photo of an earlier appearance, tweeting “Oprah is terrific!” 

During the 2016 presidential race he also retweeted a video of his interview with her from 1988 in which he refused to rule out a possible White House bid.


A clip of Trump praising Winfrey during an interview with ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos has also resurfaced in which he said he “would love” to have her as a running mate.

“I like Oprah, what can I tell you?” Trump said in the interview. “She’s great, she’s talented, she’s a friend of mine, she’s a good person. I’ve been on her show … I like Oprah, is that supposed to be a bad thing? I’d love to have Oprah, I think we’d win easily, actually.”

Many of the old tweets and clips began to make the rounds on social media after Winfrey delivered a rousing speech at Sunday night's Golden Globes ceremony.

During the speech, she condemned sexual harassment in Hollywood and said that it is finally a time when women are being heard and believed about harassment, urging victims to “speak their truth.”

The speech quickly went viral and sparked widespread use of the hashtag #Oprah2020. Two of Winfrey’s close friends told CNN that she is “actively thinking” about a presidential run.

NBC faced backlash for a since-deleted tweet sharing a photo of Winfrey that said, “Nothing but respect for OUR future president.”