Oprah Winfrey for president in 2020? Twitter reacts

Lawrence Kim
January 13, 2018

Alex Jones, the nutritional supplement salesman who leads the Infowars outlet, and Gavin McInnes, who hosts a show on CRTV and leads the freakish "Proud Boys" club, reacted to media speculation about whether Oprah Winfrey would run for president by claiming that Winfrey is a lesbian who helped, and sometimes participated in, Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual assaults on women.

"He's right. She's a lesbian", McInnes said, before going on to refer to Steadman Graham, Oprah's longtime partner, as a "human dildo that she would use" with her friend Gayle King who "must be crying himself to sleep at night".

She was "raped and left blindfolded by the side of the road, coming home from church", Winfrey told the audience.

Oprah Winfrey made it clear she wants us to know this name: Recy Taylor. I think of myself as pretty hard-bitten and jaded, but I found it inspirational - even thrilling.

"What she would bring is the ability to put on a show, just like Donald Trump", Stelter said.

"Together, they sought justice", Winfrey said.

In receiving a lifetime achievement award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Winfrey spoke of her humble upbringing and her childhood respect for civil rights heroes. "I don't think she had any intention (of declaring)". But now she doesn't have a choice, ' Streep said.

On Tuesday, President Trump said he could handily emerge victorious if he and Oprah Winfrey were pitted against each other in the 2020 presidential race.

Winfrey, long associated with Democratic politics and fundraising, has not commented publicly on the speculation. "She runs a major company", the actress continued. "Instead of leading the country down".

This is the first time that anyone close to the American icon has admitted that she has ambitions for the White House. "Weinstein saw his career go down in flames after dozens of women came forward to accuse him of sexual harassment and assault, and Winfrey's chummy relationship with Weinstein has been pointed out by a number of Twitter users who have posted photos of Oprah kissing and hugging the notorious sexual predator". Her major impact to date was her May 2007 endorsement of candidate Barack Obama - at a time when Hillary Clinton was the odds-on favorite to win the Democratic nomination.

Ha'Aretz also reported that Lauder stated: "The president I have seen is a man of incredible insight and intelligence".

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