President Donald Trump on Saturday welcomed media mogul and Democrat Oprah Winfrey as a possible re-election challenger in 2020, telling a Pennsylvania rally that "I know Oprah's weakness."
"I would love Oprah to run," Trump told supporters of State Rep. Rick Saccone in Moon Township, in the western part of the state. "I would love to beat Oprah.
"I know her weakness. I know her very well."
Winfrey, 64, has shot down rumors of a presidential candidacy several times since her speech at the Golden Globe Awards in January denouncing sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood.
She told People magazine last month that she would pursue the White House if she received a "can't miss" sign from God.
Winfrey told the magazine of her prayer: "'God, if you think I’m supposed to run, you gotta tell me, and it has to be so clear that not even I can miss it.'
"And I haven't gotten that," she said.
Trump has appeared on Winfrey's former talk show nine times during its quarter-century run on daytime television, first in 1988.
The president's last visit was in 2011, Winfrey's last season, with his five children.
"My, my, my, we've come down a long way, haven't we?" Trump asked the Pennsylvania crowd on Saturday. "I'm now president … ."
He reiterated: "I know her weakness.
"I would love it," the president said. "It would be a painful experience.
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