Majority don't want Oprah to run

Angelo Anderson
January 13, 2018

Seal is responding to criticism and praise for his Instagram post in which he called out hypocrisy in Hollywood and used a photo of Oprah Winfrey and Harvey Weinstein to do so.

On MSNBC, Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski pulled long faces and averred in grave tones that Winfrey was every bit as qualified as Donald Trump to be president, and the world wasn't just ready for a female president - it's overdue, they thought.

"I've got some new [hashtags] for you", he said.

Speculation over Winefrey's possible presidential aspiration ran rampant this week after the long-time public figure gave a powerful speech at the Golden Globes Sunday night, proclaiming "a new day is on the horizon" in America. Not so fast, countered Fox News. "She just happened to be the person photographed with the pig [Weinstein] in the picture".

"I think Oprah Winfrey would make an absolutely brilliant president" Oscar-winning director Steven Speilberg said while speaking with The Guardian newspaper on Thursday.

Like President Trump Oprah Winfrey knows how to play to the media
Like President Trump Oprah Winfrey knows how to play to the media

"I have an enormous amount of respect for everything Oprah has achieved", he added.

Sean Hannity, never one for subtlety, led off his Fox broadcast with the headlines "Oprah Obsession" and "Media and Hollywood Fawning Over Oprah". Silly me, I'd nearly forgotten this paranoia - it seems like ages ago. "I'd much rather go for someone like Oprah Winfrey than a career politician".

"If she declares, I will back her", Speilberg said.

And an online petition urging her to run that was posted by East Windsor resident Anastasia Khramova quickly garnered 10,000 signatures. She listened to the claps. Whoops! Your instincts are exposed, Megyn: By that measure, you also know who the Democrats are in your audience, don't you?

Streep said American culture is going through a "seismic change" at the moment, adding 'It is a growing thing and the most heartening thing for me is that it doesn't feel like a one-off, I don't think we'll go backwards'. 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.

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