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Women of 'The View' are split on Oprah 2020 buzz
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Women of 'The View' are split on Oprah 2020 buzz

Despite some of "The View" co-hosts being outspoken against President Donald Trump, not all of the show's women would be onboard if Oprah Winfrey decided to run against Trump for president in 2020.

What did the co-hosts say about Winfrey?

During "The View" on Monday, co-hosts addressed Winfrey's viral Sunday night Golden Globes speech, which set in motion a social media movement: Oprah 2020.

Co-host Joy Behar was gleeful when the show's Hot Topics segment began addressing reports that Winfrey was actually considering a 2020 presidential bid.

"This is Donald Trump's worst nightmare," Behar said. "She has had higher ratings, she can throw that in his face every single day!"

Co-host Sunny Hostin was a bit more reserved in her analysis of a Winfrey run and approached the notion more cautiously:  "I love Oprah, but don't we already have someone in the White House who has no political experience, and it's not going that well. I don't think you can just step into this role, even if you're as beloved [as Winfrey]."

Behar interrupted Hostin's remarks and noted that "we need someone who can win, that's all we care about."

Remaining diplomatic, Hostin responded, "It's more than winning, it's about running the country."

Republican Ana Navarro, a Republican strategist and commentator who has been a regular guest co-host on the show, said that she believed Winfrey's humanity made her a viable candidate.

"I think it speaks to the hunger, the thirst out there for an alternative," Navarro explained. "There's no clear nominee on the Democratic side. If Donald Trump showed us something, it's you can break the box, you can break the mold, you can run outside the borders."

"Unlike Donald Trump," Navarro countered, "Oprah didn't start with her daddy's money — she started poor as hell. Unlike Donald Trump, Oprah's never been accused of sexual harassment, she's been sexually abused. Unlike Donald Trump, this woman has faced poverty, she's faced challenge, she is relatable for real."

Co-host Meghan McCain, for her part, didn't say whether she thought Winfrey would be a good candidate for president, opting instead to mull over whether Winfrey would want the position at all.

"When you run for president you're automatically, just announcing, you're polarizing the country. I don't know if she wants that," McCain said, adding that she doesn't know anything about the media mogul save for having "businesses across the country."

"If I were Democrats right now, I would be looking at Joe Biden, I would be looking at Michelle Obama," McCain said. "I wouldn't underestimate [Winfrey], it's not that I don't think she could be president, it's just does she ultimately want to?"

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