Did speech launch Oprah's 2020 quest for office?

Rosalie Gross
January 12, 2018

Will she run for president in 2020? When asked if she was running, her long-time partner Stedman Graham told a Los Angeles Times reporter Sunday night, "It's up to the people ..."

The new survey comes just days after Donald Trump said that he would beat Winfrey if she chose to run in the 2020 presidential campaign. I know her very well.

As some political strategists have pointed out in the past year, her fame and wealth could make her a formidable Democratic Party candidate.

There has been a huge clamour for Ms Winfrey to run as a Democrat candidate against Mr Trump for the White House in 2020 following her moving speech at the Golden Globes last weekend.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, King said: "I have people calling me - very important names that I won't name - who said, 'I will be her campaign manager".

"Yeah, I'll beat Oprah".

"If I was Oprah, I would think long and hard about it because she has always been above the fray", he said. "Oh, man, [at] seven I was so sad and ... all of my real love came from my teachers".

Even before Oprah Winfrey's rousing Golden Globes acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award, there were rumors that the media mogul was contemplating running for president.

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He said Winfrey's huge public profile would be of a benefit to her.

Oprah has not made any comments about the speculation which was triggered after her moving speech at the recently held Golden Globe Awards.

"I did one of her last shows".

His only concern, he told her, was whether she could handle success because he had watched people in the television business "push their success up their nose". I mean, she's popular, she's brilliant, she's a wonderful woman'.

"It's something that she would really search within herself about what she can and wants to do".

Aboard Air Force One, Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley said: "We welcome the challenger, whether it be Oprah Winfrey or anybody else".

Among ideological lines, 69 per cent of self-identified conservatives said they'd choose Trump, while 80 per cent of liberals voter for Winfrey, along with 58 per cent of moderates. I think we'd win easily, actually'.

"I said, "Lady, it is going to cost me some money but you are going to shoot the lights out". To all the powerful men out I say your times up.

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