NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Who is Oprah Winfrey going to endorse in the 2020 presidential election?
Well, according to the media empress, she's not quite there yet, but Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg has caught her eye.
"I'd like to see what's up with Butta," Winfrey told The Hollywood Reporter, referring to the South Bend, Indiana, mayor.
She explained, "Right now, I'm studying the field. I'm reading Shortest Way Home by (Buttigieg), I call him Buttabeep, Buttaboop. The name's either going to really hurt or (really help) — I think it's going to help, actually."
She continued, "Just the other day, I was at Apple with Spielberg and we were in the hallway talking about, 'What are we going to do?' And I said, 'Have you heard of this Butta guy?' He goes, 'No, Butta-who?' I go, 'Buttabeep, Buttaboop. Look him up.' ... I like saying 'Butta.' So I'm reading about him."
As for the other Democratic candidates, Winfrey said, "I have Kamala (Harris') book. I just got the Vanity Fair piece on Beto (O'Rourke). I'd done some research background stuff on him before. I already know Cory (Booker). So I'm quietly figuring out where I'm going to use my voice in support."