Oprah for president? Speech ignites frenzied United States speculation

Jan 10, 2018, 00:59
Oprah for president? Speech ignites frenzied United States speculation

Oprah Winfrey is a veteran talk show host and media mogul, with Forbes estimating her net worth at $2.8 billion.

As she received a lifetime achievement award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the actress and TV star spoke of her humble upbringing and her childhood respect for civil rights heroes.

"I like Oprah. I don't think she's going to run". She has ruled out in the past any hopes for running for president in 2020.

So I want all the girls watching here now to know that a new day is on the horizon.

Mr Graham was quoted as saying that Ms Winfrey would "absolutely" run for president if the people supported her. "Stedman says that he thought the reporter asked, 'Would she make a good president?'", Ms King said. I want her to run for president.

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"Oprah, of course, was very well-known - she had name recognition any politician would die for, including Trump", he said.

Winfrey was raised in poverty by a single mother and went on to host the top-rated talk show "The Oprah Winfrey Show" for 25 years before ending it in 2011. "Oprah for president? She's got my vote", tweeted pop superstar Lady Gaga.

Winfrey, who owns 10 per cent of the weight-loss company and is featured in its ads, dominated coverage of the Hollywood awards show Sunday night.

With nearly three years to run, there is still all to play for in the 2020 presidential election. It would require almost three years of grinding hard work - and in the end she might win, which would mean four more years of oppressive labor and crushing responsibility.

Even she is facing criticism, however, from those who haven't paid any attention to her history of speaking out about abuse or who have failed to learn the lesson we've all been hearing.

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In my career what I've always tried my best to do, whether on television or through film, is to say something about how men and women really behave, to say how we experience shame, how we love and how we rage, how we fail, how we retreat, persevere, and how we overcome.

On an evening when women at the awards show wore black in solidarity with those who have suffered sexual harassment , Winfrey, 63, said: "She (Ms Taylor) lived as we all have lived - too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men".

"I do think she's intrigued by the idea; I do think that".

This isn't the first time that Weight Watchers has been a beneficiary of Winfrey's clout.

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