Donald Trump has addressed the idea of Oprah in the White House

Frederick Owens
January 10, 2018

What's really going on with the Oprah boomlet, I suspect, is the latest round of a liberal-progressive unicorn hunt, which isn't all that new in itself but has been amplified by current Trumpian conditions. "I, for one, would love to hear that the state of the union is stroooonnng!".

Ivanka Trump has been mocked for backing Oprah Winfrey's "inspiring" speech praising women for speaking out against sexual harassment.

For what it's worth, on the same program in October 2017, Oprah herself declared, "there will be no running for office of any kind for me".

A friend emphasized to CNN that "Winfrey has not made up her mind about running".

But her Sunday night speech at the Golden Globe awards show unleashed immediate and intense media speculation about a candidacy in 2020, presumably as a Democrat.

Following the inspirational speech, "Oprah 2020" started trending on Twitter, as people wondered (and hoped) the star had plans on running for presidency in the next U.S. election. Her reputation as a performer and influencer and her freedom to say what she wants without risking her career or future prospects were critical factors allowing her to speak.

"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.

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However, of the views that Winfrey has expressed, most fall in line with the traditional positions of the Democratic Party.

After first addressing a few of the night's other standouts, Noah turns his attention to Oprah's moving Cecile B. DeMille award acceptance speech by saying, "Yes we can!"

"I think one of the arguments for Oprah is 45", Pelosi said, referring to Trump in shorthand for the 45th president.

Winfrey, 64, has become a cultural phenomenon over the past 30-plus years, born into a poor home in MS but breaking through as a television news and talk show personality in the 1980s. Oprah should not be the next president. Among them: Where does she stand on the issues?

"She would be a serious candidate", said Jennifer Palmieri, former White House communications director under President Barack Obama and the communications director for Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign. "I like Oprah", Trump told ABC News in June 2015.

Beyond her rise from poverty, Winfrey's success as a multidimensional media figure has come from promoting ways for women to assert themselves, typically outside the political arena.

Peoples reported from NY.

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