FEATURED:

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

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

Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, a fierce critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's debate showdown Arpaio files libel suit against New York Times IMF's Christine Lagarde delays trip to Middle East 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 ClintonBudowsky: Closing message for Democrats Election Countdown: Dems outraise GOP in final stretch | 2018 midterms already most expensive in history | What to watch in second Cruz-O'Rourke debate | Trump raises 0M for reelection | Why Dems fear Avenatti's approach GOP mocks Clinton after minor vehicle collision outside Mendendez campaign event 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.