Oprah would easily beat Trump in a presidential election, poll says

Elias Hubbard
January 13, 2018

In the past, Oprah has deflected questions as to whether she would run for president, but with President Trump's election and the widespread distrust of him among the Democratic party has bolstered such assumptions of her potential run.

Perhaps Laura Dern said it best after accepting her award for supporting actress.

At this point, many people are not just speculating that Winfrey might run for President next time, but people have been clear that they want her to run.

Naturally, Twitter had quite a bit to say about Trump's confident stance.

"Her empowering comments prompted bloggers to adopt the hashtag, "#Oprah2020", encouraging her to run for U.S. President in 2020 and challenge current leader Donald Trump, but backstage at the Globes, Oprah told Bloomberg News she had no plans to enter the political arena.

King said: "I do think she is intrigued, [but] that doesn't mean she is thinking about running. She had Donald Trump - this is before politics - her last week and she had Donald Trump and my family, it was very nice", the President said.

Aboard Air Force One, Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley said: "We welcome the challenger, whether it be Oprah Winfrey or anybody else".

Winfrey's longtime partner, Stedman Graham, told the Los Angeles Times that she "would absolutely do it", but added: "It's up to the people". - I thought it sounded nearly like a campaign speech.

'I think we need a mindful, empathetic human being in the White House who understands people and puts people ahead of their own ideas of power and self-aggrandizement - and I think Oprah has already proved her capacity for selflessness'.

In fact, King says that Oprah didn't even intend for her speech to be "political". She said: "As a movement it is pretty interesting to be involved because there isn't a leadership hierarchy, we don't know who the top dog is". For that crucial decision - to hold the line, to risk everything - to have that fall to a woman who was really alone in her position, that's what interested me. You know, I did one of her last shows.

Winfrey reflected on watching Sidney Poitier win the award in 1964 as she sat on the floor of her mother's house.

The morning after the Golden Globes, Stelter frequently speculated about Winfrey running for president.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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