Oprah's Partner on 2020 Bid: 'She Would Absolutely Do It'


"I'll beat Oprah", Trump said of the Oscar-nominated actress and talk show host.

"Oprah's speech might have produced tears at my Globes gathering, but that doesn't mean that once the dust clears she's going to flirt with running for elective office of any size, much less the presidency", Fienberg wrote in The Hollywood Reporter. "I know her very well", he said. "I also know that after years of watching The Oprah (Winfrey) Show you always have the right to change your mind".

"She could hold a front against hatred in this country".

Like Trump, Winfrey would approach the electorate as a billionaire media celebrity with an intense following. "If she decides to do this, it is going to be one of the most extraordinary runs in American history". She did so again on Sunday, after delivering a speech that promised "a new day" for women, saying "I don't", when asked by Bloomberg News if she had a plan to run. "Absolutely. But in terms of where she stands on a number of positions, I would find a number of problems with that", Sanders said. NBC even tweeted, "Nothing but respect for OUR future president" with a GIF of Oprah.

Even so, for Democrats in early voting states, and perhaps for a public that largely disapproves of President Donald Trump's job performance, the notion of a popular media figure as a presidential candidate is not as odd as it once seemed, given the NY real estate mogul and reality TV star now in the White House. I do think she was intrigued by the idea. You can't criticize Trump for having no relevant experience or evident understanding of public policy, then say that the solution for Democrats is just to throw up their hands and find their own celebrity to promote.

She ended with an impassioned call for the day when no one would ever say #MeToo.

Politics has never been immune to other brands of magical thinking, and there are few more powerful ideas among voters than the notion that there's really nothing to being an officeholder, whether it's a member of Congress or the president.

The incident was eventually reported to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, who gave the case to Rosa Parks, the activist and civil rights icon best known for refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus in 1955.

Oprah Winfrey was an influential backer of the 2008 presidential campaign of then-senator Barack Obama.

The White House continued to field questions about a potential Winfrey candidacy Tuesday afternoon. "It was very nice", he said.

Oprah Winfrey holds the 2018 Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in the press room during the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. She told her story. Actually, there's a pretty good chance it's not.