President Oprah? Hmm, queen of TV says

President Oprah?

It no longer seems such a fanciful idea, the queen of daytime TV says.

Before President Donald Trump was elected, "I never considered the question, even a possibility," Oprah Winfrey told Bloomberg's David Rubenstein in a clip published Wednesday.

But after Trump won, Winfrey, said, "I just thought, oh ... oh!"

When Rubenstein made a mocking reference to Trump's lack of government experience, Winfrey then added, "That's what I thought — I don't have the experience, I don't know enough ... and now I'm thinking, oh!"

Actor Jamie Foxx, actress and Democratic Party activist Eva Longoria are among the stars who have previously said they would vote for Winfrey to be president. And left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore has been calling on her to run since 2003.

Winfrey, 63, said at that time that she was certain she would never run for office. "People say, 'Never say never,' " she told reporters in 2003. "I can say, 'Never.' "

But she has since campaigned for President Barack Obama and supported Hillary Clinton's presidential bid.

Add her to the list of possible 2020 celebrity contenders who have not ruled out running, along with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Kanye West.

kjanssen@chicagotribune.com

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