Oprah Winfrey for president? Speech sparks speculation
- Author: Stacy Houston Jan 10, 2018,
Jan 10, 2018, 1:01
When asked if Winfrey had changed the mindset revealed by previous statements and was now entertaining a 2020 presidential run, King said: "I absolutely don't think her position has changed". Trevor Noah can see it.
During her speech, she recalled being inspired as a child by previous Cecil B DeMille award victor Sidney Poitier, the first black actor to win a best actor Oscar.
"So when I chose to talk with you, people around me were like, 'What's happened to you?'" she continued.
Shapiro on 2020 Dem Race: Can You Imagine Oprah Losing to Biden? He then explained why she'd make a candidate to take on Trump: "She's black". "She has provided inspiration for millions of women to improve their lives, go back to school, learn to read, and take responsibility for themselves. They're the complete opposite!" He said that he knows Winfrey "very well", before again saying that he didn't think she would run.
"After last night's speech, all of these private jet liberals are all showing off their newfound political affection for Oprah".
Seth Meyers hosted the event for the first time
Last autumn - when another wealthy media personality, Donald Trump, was elected USA president - Ms Winfrey dismissed the notion of running for president.
"Yesterday a tweet about the Golden Globes and Oprah Winfrey was sent by a third party agency for NBC Entertainment in real time during the broadcast", the network said.
"I slept on it and came to the conclusion that the Oprah thing isn't that insane", tweeted Dan Pfeiffer, a former senior advisor to Barack Obama, the president Winfrey was credited with helping to elect in 2008. - I thought it sounded nearly like a campaign speech. For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men, but their time is up.
Maria Shriver, the former wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger, said she was "proud" of Winfrey, adding: "A new day is on the horizon". It would require almost three years of grinding hard work - and in the end she might win, which would mean four more years of oppressive labor and crushing responsibility. She was also criticized for serving as a surrogate for him.
It is not the first time that Winfrey's name has been associated with a White House.
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