Gayle King: Oprah isn't running for president, except if she is

10 January, 2018, 01:00 | Author: Laverne Higgins
  • Gayle King: Oprah isn't running for president, except if she is

Recalling how President Donald Trump was reportedly inspired to run after being told that he could never be president at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in 2011, he peered into the audience and said: "Oprah, you will never be president!" Trevor Noah can see it.

During her widely-praised speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday, Winfrey spoke of the importance of press freedom while also expressing solidarity with the "Me Too" movement.

It was Reese Witherspoon, co-star to Winfrey in the upcoming "Wrinkle In Time" film, who presented the award to the mogul, opening up with a statement in which she noted that "there's only one person whose name is a verb, an adjective, and a feeling, and that is Oprah".

The nine-minute speech generated two standing ovations from the Hollywood glitterati and prompted 220,000 posts on social media mentioning the words "Oprah" and "president" in just 24 hours, said Todd Grossman of social media analytics company Talkwalker. On the other, for the sake of the nation and the world, somebody has to beat Trump in 2020 - and it's not as if the Democratic Party has a lineup of potential candidates that begin to match Winfrey in charisma and star quality. "They're the complete opposite!"

Oprah Winfrey accepts the Cecil B. Demille Award at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel
Oprah Winfrey accepts the Cecil B. Demille Award at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel

"I do think she's intrigued by the idea, I do think that", King said on the CBS This Morning program. What she did last night was great. Winfrey could supplement any campaign with her own wealth. "Really?", and bemoaned the "impossibly boring" current crop of major political figures, making people more likely to vote for celebrities like Mr Trump or Oprah.

"At that time I announced that my first choice for vice president would be Oprah Winfrey".

"There is money around for Oprah, Michelle Obama and George Clooney - but the odds suggest The Donald is going to be hard to beat", said Rupert Adams, spokesman for global betting chain William Hill. Whereas many recipients of lifetime achievement awards take time to reflect on their time in the industry, Oprah took a moment to uplift the late civil rights figure Recy Taylor. When she ramped the energy and emotion even higher with her "new day is on the horizon" proclamation, I no longer had any doubt that I was hearing political oratory of a very high order.

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

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