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Trump would beat Jesus in election, advisor claims

Wed 10 Jan 2018
By Alex Williams

Donald Trump would win if he ran against Jesus in an election, one of the United States president's advisors claimed during an outspoken media appearance.

Steve Cortes was asked during a TV interview whether he believed Oprah Winfrey posed a significant threat to the incumbent leader in the 2020 vote.

He responded by telling Fox Business Network: "If Donald Trump has three more years like the year he just had of amazing successes... he can run against a combined ticket of Jesus and the Virgin Mary and he will still win in 2020."

Cortes, a member of Trump's Hispanic Advisory Council, spoke after a rousing speech by Oprah Winfrey ignited speculation that the popular talk show host might have presidential ambitions.

He spoke with host Stuart Varney, who also offered his own view - arguing that any presidency bid by Oprah Winfrey would "encourage the view that politics has become a giant reality show" (see below).


Accepting the Cecil B DeMille Award at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards in California on Sunday, the 63-year-old talked about female and black empowerment, sexual harassment and how poverty shaped her childhood.

Asked how he rated Oprah Winfrey's chances of reaching the White House, Mr Cortes - a Trump supporter - replied: "I don't know what Oprah believes.

"I do know this, that she lives in a world of absolute media adoration and I think that would change very quickly after getting in the business of politics."

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