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Ex-Trump Hispanic advisory council member: Trump could beat 'ticket of Jesus and the Virgin Mary' in 2020

A former member of President Trump's Hispanic advisory council said Tuesday he thinks Trump could win reelection against "a combined ticket of Jesus and the Virgin Mary."

"If Donald Trump has three more years like the year he just had of amazing successes, he can run against a combined ticket of Jesus and the Virgin Mary and he will still win in 2020," said Steve Cortes, a Fox News contributor, during an interview on Fox Business Network.

During the interview, Cortes was asked what he thinks about a potential 2020 run by Oprah Winfrey.

He said he doesn't know what Winfrey believes, but that, as of right now, she lives in a world of "absolute media adoration." 

He predicted that would "change very quickly" were she to get into politics.

Cortes also attacked the various Democrats who have been floated as potential 2020 candidates, such as former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

"When you look at Biden, Warren, et al., you see a lot of tired, old Washington swamp rats," he said during the interview.

"So I'm not surprised that some Democrats would be yearning for an outsider."

Speculation has swirled this week over whether Winfrey could run for president in 2020.

Talk of a potential campaign exploded Sunday night after she delivered an emotional speech at the Golden Globes about sexual harassment victims.

CNN reported Monday that two of Winfrey's friends told the network she is "actively thinking" about a run.

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