The president acknowledged the speculation Tuesday, responding to a question about whether he could beat Winfrey during a bipartisan meeting with senators at the White House.
"I don't think she's going to run", Trump said. "I like Oprah", he added.
Trump has tweeted about Oprah over a dozen times and posted her inspirational messages and quotes.
Beyond her rise from poverty, Winfrey's success as a multidimensional media figure has come from promoting ways for women to assert themselves, typically outside the political arena.
And after some pushing and prodding from her co-anchors, King said she agreed. Her appeal extended well beyond her celebrity, some said, citing her compassion, kindness and devotion to helping others as a badly needed change after Trump.
This isn't the first time Winfrey's presidential run has been shut down.
Dianne Feinstein Releases Dossier Testimony
They simply said things like "our investigation is not complete", and continued their PR assault on this Trump-Russia narrative. Grassley wants to make "information public at the appropriate time", spokesman George Hartmann said in an email.
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 hands-on
Lenovo says X1 Tablet supports natural interactions with a new pen, facial recognition via IR camera, and all-day battery life. Lenovo has launched its new Tablet 10, the price of the device is not disclosed yet, but it will be available from March 2018.
Weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 32
Friday , freezing rain before 7 a.m., then sleet likely between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m., then snow showers likely after 8 a.m. Some seasonly warm temperatures appear like they will be giving way to several inches of snow starting Wednesday .
Aziz Ansari becomes first Indian-American to win Golden Globe
Ansari's co-star and pal Eric Wareheim documented their celebratory burgers on Instagram and captioned the photo "After Party". Host Seth Meyers continued that message, welcoming ladies and "remaining gentlemen" and later directly mentioning Weinstein.