Donald Trump will touch down in the UK today to widespread protests, but this morning Londoners were presented with a potential saviour in the shape of Oprah Winfrey.
A hyper realistic wax figure of the outspoken American talk show host was seen outside the US Embassy and Parliament Square, alongside the latest odds of Oprah becoming the next President (20/1), as the campaign for her to run for President ramps up.
Winfrey was encased in a glass box with ‘OPRAH FOR PRESIDENT’ above her head and the message ‘IN CASE OF EMERGENCY BREAK GLASS’ beneath her.
The stunt follows a survey that revealed a massive 71% of Brits want to see Oprah Winfrey run for president in 2020.
Other contenders gaining serious support in the UK for 2020 are Hilary Clinton (24%), Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (17%), George Clooney (18%) and Bernie Sanders (11%), but Oprah is by far the most popular rival to Trump.
When it comes to Trump’s support in the UK, the national poll of 1,500 British adults had some mixed results. Over a quarter (27%) of Brits think that he’s a good president, but 8% think David Hasselhoff would be an improvement.
On top of that, 38% of Brits surveyed think that World War 3 has become more likely since Trump entered the Oval Office, 44% feel like the world is more dangerous now and only an embarrassing 9% believe he is “making America great again”.
But Trump is not without his supporters; 21% would like to see him win a second term in the White House. Leeds appears to be a hotbed of Trump support, with a huge 44% of residents believing he is doing a good job as president and 37% wanting him to secure a second term.
However, people from Cambridge are not convinced, with only 6% hoping for his re-election and just 11% rate Trump as a good President.
Asked about Oprah Paddy Power said “The age of truth and sensibility is over; Trump’s shown us that all you need to run for president is an overzealous fan base, an overblown TV show and the balls to lie louder than anyone else.
“Oprah has at least one of those qualities too, but at the end of the day we reckon she’ll do a better job than Trump, so she’s got our vote. Let’s hope she gets the message and jumps right into the swamp!”
12/1 To be the next Democratic nominee
20/1 To be the next President of the USA
250/1 Oprah to award a car to the first person to vote for her in every state
5/4 Donald Trump
12/1 Joe Biden
12/1 Elizabeth Warren
20/1 Oprah Winfrey
20/1 Cory Booker
40/1 George Clooney
50/1 Hillary Clinton
80/1 Leonardo Di Caprio
150/1 Kanye West
200/1 Mark Zuckerberg
500/1 Stormy Daniels
- For the latest political betting odds visit here.
* All odds correct at time of posting.