Jones said there was "bedlam in Oprah Land" with people in her orbit begging her to consider, but he added she had given no indication she had moved off her prior position of not being interested in a White House run.
On Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Monday night, a caller asked conservative commentator S.E. Cupp what she thinks of a possible O run.
However, Winfrey has already previously said she wouldn't run a number of times, telling her King on CBS This Morning in October, "There will be no running for office of any kind for me". "I also know that after years of watching The Oprah (Winfrey) Show you always have the right to change your mind".
Winfrey strongly shut down speculation that she would run for president in June 2017 during a podcast with The Hollywood Reporter.
Like Trump, Winfrey would approach the electorate as a billionaire media celebrity with an intense following. "I mean, people see Oprah and Weinstein, they go in the room with a couple hot, young chicks and it's party time", Jones said. "I don't think at this point she is actually considering it". "She did in nine minutes what Barack Obama did in 17 minutes in 2004", Jones said, referring to the 44th president's famous Democratic National Convention keynote address that launched him onto the national scene. His point was that his jokes about Donald Trump's unsuitability at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in 2011 have sometimes been identified as the moment the current U.S. President made a decision to run. "I really don't know", she said. "The election of Donald Trump was a devastating setback for little girls", said Liz Purdy, who led Democrat Hillary Clinton's 2008 New Hampshire presidential primary campaign.
If the speculation is wishful thinking, Winfrey's fame and wealth, extraordinary personal story overcoming poverty, child sexual abuse and pregnancy to build a $2.8 billion fortune and Oscar-nominated acting career, the scales would definitely tilt in her favour. You can't criticize Trump for having no relevant experience or evident understanding of public policy, then say that the solution for Democrats is just to throw up their hands and find their own celebrity to promote.
Cutter said it's tough to say how Winfrey would fare against other candidates, since the field is wide open.
Oprah hasn't personally given a clear answer on a presidential run since the speech, but she publicly ruled it out as recently as three months ago. "It was very nice", he said.
This has all stemmed from Winfrey's upon accepting the Cecil B. DeMille award at this year's Golden Globes.
He told Larry King on CNN in 1999 that she would be his "first choice" for a running mate if he ran for president.