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Trump challenges Oprah to a 2020 presidential run

WAR OF WORDS: President Donald Trump and Oprah Winfrey (Photo credit: PA)

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has described Oprah Winfrey as "very insecure" and accused her of being "biased and slanted" after an interview on CBS's 60 Minutes that addressed his presidency.

Oprah hosted a group discussion with 14 voters who had appeared on the show in fall 2017 -- half who had voted for Trump and half who had not.

The discussion looked at whether the the pro-Trump panelists still backed the President, his alleged "shithole countries" comments, the perception of the US under his presidency and accusations of inappropriate sexual behaviour.

Of the interview, Trump said: "Just watched a very insecure Oprah Winfrey, who at one point I knew very well, interview a panel of people on 60 Minutes. The questions were biased and slanted, the facts incorrect. Hope Oprah runs so she can be exposed and defeated just like all of the others!"

Oprah's inspirational speech at the Golden Globes in January, prompted calls for the star to run for president, with one hypothetical poll giving her an 11% lead over Trump.

Amid the speculation, Trump told reporters: "Yeah, I'd beat Oprah. Oprah would be a lot of fun. I know her very well. You know I did one of her last shows -- she had Donald Trump (this is before politics) her last week and she had Donald Trump and my family, it was very nice. No, I like Oprah. I don't think she's going to run."

During the 60 minutes interview, Winfrey put to bed the rumours surrounding a possible presidential run. "I am actually humbled by the fact that people think that I could be a leader of the free world, but it's just not in my spirit," she said.

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