Seth MacFarlane: Idea of Trump, Oprah match-up 'troublingly dystopian'
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Entertainer Seth MacFarlane warned against a potential presidential race between President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Guardian slams Trump over comments about assault on reporter Five takeaways from the first North Dakota Senate debate Watchdog org: Tillerson used million in taxpayer funds to fly throughout US MORE and Oprah Winfrey, calling the idea "troublingly dystopian."

"Oprah is beyond doubt a magnificent orator. But the idea of a reality show star running against a talk show host is troublingly dystopian," tweeted MacFarlane, the creator of the TV series "Family Guy."

"We don’t want to create a world where dedicated public service careers become undesirable and impractical in the face of raw celebrity." 

 

 

Later, after a Twitter user questioned his argument, MacFarlane tweeted: "I don’t think anyone is questioning the breadth of her accomplishments. The observation is a more fundamental one: Will there still be room for the likes of Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisOn The Money: Mnuchin pulls out of Saudi summit | Consumer bureau to probe controversial blog posts on race | Harris proposes new middle-class tax credit Booker holds 'Get Out the Vote' event in South Carolina as presidential speculation builds Harris rolls out bill to create new middle class tax credit MORE or Maggie HassanMargaret (Maggie) HassanElection Countdown: O'Rourke brings in massive M haul | Deal on judges lets senators return to the trail | Hurricane puts Florida candidates in the spotlight | Adelson spending big to save GOP in midterms Former Dem aide makes first court appearance on charges of posting GOP senators' info online Ex-House intern charged with 'doxing' GOP senators during Kavanaugh hearing MORE in the political future we’re creating, or only Tom Hanks?"

 

 

MacFarlane was referring to Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.).

Speculation has swirled this week about whether Winfrey will launch a presidential bid following her widely praised speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday. 

Some Democrats have expressed interest in the idea of a presidential bid from the former talk-show host. 

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Winfrey, a self-made African-American billionaire who grew up in poverty, has earned the respect of large swaths of the American public through her brand and charitable activity. 

Winfrey has said in the past she is not interested in a presidential bid, but her close friend Gayle King said on Tuesday that Winfrey was "intrigued" by the idea. 

CNN also reported on Monday that two of Winfrey's friends said she was "actively thinking" about a run.

Trump said on Tuesday he would beat Winfrey if they faced each other in a general election.

"Yeah, I'll beat Oprah. Oprah will be lots of fun,” he said, adding “I don’t think she’s going to run.”