Oprah Winfrey speech powerful, but not presidential

Danny Woods
January 12, 2018

When asked about it, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said questions about Mr Trump's health were "frankly, pretty ridiculous" and blamed his slurred speech on a dry throat, "nothing more than that".

"Oprah would be a lot of fun", the president told reporters at the White House. While listening to the speech, it had reminded me of then little known Sen.

Winfrey was a popular surrogate for President Obama.

"There's an indescribable "it" factor, that, you know, I don't think you can teach", Winfrey said. I like Oprah, ' the president said, during his bipartisan meeting with lawmakers on the topic of immigration Tuesday.

Winfrey's best friend Gayle King, one of the hosts of CBS This Morning, tried to tamp down the fervor on Tuesday by explaining that while Winfrey is now "intrigued" by the idea, she's not "actively considering" a run.

"If I was Oprah, I would think long and hard about it because she has always been above the fray", he said. "But now she doesn't have a choice", Streep said. "I like Oprah. I know her very well". "I don't... I don't", the 63-year-old billionaire said when she was told that "Oprah 2020" and "Oprah For President" were trending on Twitter.

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"She is crackerjack on the money on women's issues and I call her the ambassador of empathy", he added. I mean, if she'd ever do it.

The following day, first daughter Ivanka Trump tweeted: "Just saw Oprah's empowering & inspiring speech at last night's GoldenGlobes".

Some Democrats - still reeling from Hillary Clinton's shock loss to Trump in 2016 - have embraced the idea of having their own celebrity candidate.

However, if Winfrey does decide to run for president, she already has a wealth of people willing to help her with her campaign.

Donald Trump has said he is confident he would beat Oprah Winfrey in a presidential election. Imagine Donald Trump talking trash about Oprah! I've commented before that I'm not convinced he will, or that he would survive a primary challenge, and that's even before the Russian investigation was putting his presidency in increasing peril.

Trump has the backing of 66 percent of Republicans, 12 percent of Democrats and 38 percent of unaffiliated voters. "When you get into presidential politics, you are not above the fray any more". Kirsten Gillibrand or Elizabeth Warren?

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