Oprah speech stirs presidential run speculation

Cheryl Sanders
January 13, 2018

"Oprah would be a lot of fun", Trump added at a bipartisan meeting on immigration. 'I don't think she is actively considering it at this time'. I did one of her last shows.

Ivanka Trump, special adviser to the US President Donald Trump, was impressed by Oprah Winfrey's speech at the Golden Globes.

You may recall that in March of 2017, during a conversation on Bloomberg's The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations, Oprah told the billionaire that Donald Trump's presidential election was eye-opening for her.

Oprah Winfrey would prevail over President Trump in a hypothetical presidential race, according to a new poll. "You always have the right to change your mind". "And I will tell you, I went to the Wharton School of Finance, and I will say I am sitting next to it". "I have no qualifications to run, '" she explained, adding: "I'm feeling pretty qualified". Just ask Donna Brazile, James Carville, David Axelrod and Sarah Huckabee Sanders. And she had Donald Trump and my family, it was very nice.

Former Trump White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who was the public face of some of the Trump administration's early missteps previous year, said on the "Good Morning Britain" show that Winfrey lacked "political infrastructure" and would have a hard time adjusting to the White House.

"I like Oprah, I don't think she's going to run", he said, repeating, "I don't think she's going to run". But it was her support of women calling out sexual harassment that fueled talk among Democrats in states where presidential runs usually begin, Iowa and New Hampshire.

He said: "It's up to the people".

Trump said he did not think the actress and talk show host would run.

The White House continued to field questions about a potential Winfrey candidacy on Tuesday afternoon.

Seventy-six percent of Democrats said they would support Winfrey if the 2020 presidential election were held today.

"Stedman says that he thought the reporter said to him, 'Would she make a good president?' and he said absolutely she would", King insisted. "I do think she's intrigued by the idea, I do think that.

King noted that there are already people lining up to be Winfrey's campaign manager and volunteers for a potential bid. "I don't", King said definitively on her show "CBS This Morning", before then slightly (and perhaps infuriatingly) walking the statement back. It was the right person giving the right speech at the right time.

"And he said, "Absolutely, she would". 'That's how he interpreted the question'.

She said that because of that - as well as what she learned from the years she spent interviewing people from all walks of life, who wanted validation that they had been heard - she has "become a person of compassion [and] a person of understanding". No, I like Oprah.

Ava DuVernay, left, Oprah Winfrey, center, and Gayle King are seen at the Golden Globes sponsored by Lindt Chocolate on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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