"Reporters asked the White House today for their response to a potential Oprah candidacy".
Billionaire businesswoman and talk show host Oprah Winfrey has long insisted that she is apolitical.
"This should cover you for about two weeks".
A fiery and impassioned speech by Oprah Winfrey at Sunday night's Golden Globes Awards has set the Internet abuzz with speculation and perhaps wishful thinking: Oprah for president in 2020? Actor Natasha Rothwell also weighed in, reminding Ivanka of the accusations against her dad, as did author Michael Wolff, who said, "Who does she think her father is?" "And I'm especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories", Winfrey passionately declared in her address, which you can read in full here.
Watch the exchange above.
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.
"The election of Donald Trump was a devastating setback for little girls", said Liz Purdy, who led Democrat Hillary Clinton's 2008 New Hampshire presidential primary campaign.
Trump vs. Oprah? The president says it'd be fun, unlikely, and the result would be a foregone conclusion.
"I like Oprah", he told ABC News in June 2015. Maybe she'll play it by ear with a campaign announcement, too.
The then governor of IL briefly considered Winfrey to replace Obama in the Senate, but she did not voice interest.
Well before he came to the White House, Trump had political aspirations, and they even included Winfrey. "I also know that after years of watching the Oprah show you also always have the right to change your mind". Her speech ignited a media frenzy over the possibility that Winfrey, a beloved television personality and business mogul, could take on Trump, himself a reality TV star and one of the most famous people in the world.