Chris Matthews on Potential Oprah-Trump 2020 Race: She Has Empathy, He Doesn’t

Yes, we’re really talking about this, folks. Chris Matthews tonight sized up a potential 2020 election between Donald Trump and Oprah Winfrey.

Winfrey half-joked today about reconsidering a run for president after Trump made her realize that her lack of political experience wouldn’t be a deal-breaker.

Variety‘s Ted Johnson told Matthews that Winfrey is well-liked and certainly would bring in a lot of positives, but she would have to run in the Democratic party as a billionaire making a case to working Americans.

Matthews said, “I think Oprah… [has] empathy. Right now we have a president who has no empathy for regular people and their problems. He doesn’t connect with pain.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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