'She would probably win': Expert backs Oprah's 2020 run

Lester Mason
January 13, 2018

The Hollywood left and its media utterly swooned into delirium at the prospect of an Oprah Winfrey presidential run after her widely hailed speech at the Golden Globe awards Sunday.

CNN's Brian Stelter reported that two "close friends" of Oprah's claim that she is "actively thinking" about a presidential run.

Current US President Donald Trump, who rode his own wave of notoriety to the White House a year ago, dismissed suggestions Winfrey could be his nemesis in 2020.

However, her longtime partner Stedman Graham said "she would absolutely do it", according to The Los Angeles Times.

That's when our strategist says someone like Winfrey could leverage more prominent candidates to support causes important to her on the condition that she'd join them rather than trying to beat them.

Celebrities and pundits alike expressed interest in an Oprah 2020 run, noting that - unlike Trump - she is actually a self-made billionaire and that she already has near-ubiquitous name recognition in the country.

"I'm not going to focus on anyone's campaign other than President Trump's re-election", she said at the daily briefing. "I think she is intrigued by the idea".

Paying tribute to Recy Taylor, an African American woman who daringly reported her 1944 gang rape by white men and died last month just short of her 98th birthday, Winfrey deplored "a culture broken by brutally powerful men". "If she declares, I will back her". "Is she a successful individual?"

"It's clear you don't need government experience to be elected president of the United States", she said.

"I'm telling you his interpretation of the question was. he thought the reporter was saying would she be a good president", King said.

In fact, King says that Oprah didn't even intend for her speech to be "political".

Winfrey, 63, however, is not running - at least, officially.

Ingraham praised Oprah for the compelling way she spoke of her own history of abuse as a child.

Amusing I've never heard you mention my name.

Addressing the glitzy awards show, Winfrey said: "It's not lost on me that at this moment, there are little girls watching as I become the first black woman to receive this award".

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