Oprah Winfrey is not actively considering a run for president in 2020 but has been "intrigued" by the buzz sparked by her impassioned speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday, her friend Gayle King said Tuesday on CBS's "This Morning" program.
"And here's why. The media and the left in this country, well, they now seem to think Oprah is the one person that can help them fulfill their ultimate goal-to destroy Donald Trump and defeat President Trump", he added.
As he wrapped up the event, a reporter asked "can you you beat Oprah?" I don't think she's going to run.
He recalled that he and his family appeared on Oprah's TV show in its final week.
"I like Oprah", he said.
"This should cover you for about two weeks".
Late-night show host Jimmy Kimmel said at a press conference Monday that he thought Winfrey's speech was "preaching to the choir" with her Hollywood audience.More news: Australian Open 2018: Serena Williams Withdraws From Tournament
Joan Grande, the mother of singer Ariana Grande whose concert in Manchester a year ago was the scene of a terror attack, said Winfrey made her proud to be a woman.
Watch the exchange above. In fact, President Trump himself mentioned her as a potential running mate when he mulled a bid in 1999.
The culture that enabled Weinstein (and all the other celebrity abusers, some of whom probably put on a black shirt and solidarity pin for the ceremony and haven't had their moment in the sun yet) is the same culture that saw Recy Taylor get no justice against the men who raped her, and wait 67 years for an apology from the state.
Ivanka Trump has been mocked for backing Oprah Winfrey's "inspiring" speech praising women for speaking out against sexual harassment. "There will be no running for office of any kind for me", the mogul said at the time. "I know her very well". "You always have the right to change your mind". Yet Ivanka remains her father's biggest supporter and is somehow a part of the Trump administration.
In the months after the congressional elections, halfway through Trump's four-year term, Democratic presidential challengers are likely to begin announcing their candidacies to run against him.
No clear Democratic front-runner has emerged to challenge Trump in 2020, with the immediate political focus in the USA on November's congressional elections, when the 435-member House of Representatives will be up for election, along with a third of the 100-member Senate.