Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Oprah's Golden Globes speech sparks presidential run rumours, Trump reacts

Oprah's Golden Globes speech sparks presidential run rumours, Trump reacts

The retired Irish-American television executive whom Oprah Winfrey thanked in her Golden Globes speech for her big break on TV believes she might run for the United States presidency.

Oprah has in the past said that she has no plans on running for elected office, but sources close to the celebrity have said since that awards speech that she is "actively considering" running for president against Trump in 2020.

In further defense of Oprah's experience, Spielberg referred to the prior experience of former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, saying "she'll learn on the job", and he'd rather have "Winfrey than a career politician".

"No, I absolutely don't think that her position has changed".

Last week, after Oprah Winfrey gave a stirring speech at the Golden Globe Awards, some Democrats thought they had found their candidate for 2020.

"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. Asked by a reporter whether she had any advice for an "outsider" considering a White House run, Ms Sanders said: "I'm not going to focus on anyone's campaign other than President Trump's re-election". 'She would absolutely do it'.

What she was trying to do in her speech was remind people of the need to stamp out sexual harassment, even assault, by those in power in politics, her industry and elsewhere.


Soul singer Seal has claimed Oprah Winfrey knew for years about Harvey Weinstein's abuses, and has slammed the talk show host for being "sanctimonious" and a hypocrite.

"I want all of the girls watching here now to know, that a new day is on the horizon", she said in a speech about civil rights and the #MeToo movement. "She's certainly set the bar pretty high for anybody else who decides to run (for president)".

Now in terms of policies, there is the difficulty I think because while she is a very unique figure in terms of her charisma, she is a very conventional figure in terms of her policies.

O'DONNELL: "I'm going to ask you the same tough question that I ask guests on this show".

"She is crackerjack on the money on women's issues and I call her the ambassador of empathy", he added. "I want her to run for president", Streep told The Washington Post.

"She writes her column every month in the magazine".

And a snapshot of her chances look good at the moment. "I think it's a very very intriguing idea myself".

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