Published: Wed, January 10, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Oprah for president? Twitter fans make the case

Oprah for president? Twitter fans make the case

The notion of Oprah Winfrey running for president is the sort of thing that dramatically shakes up the American political world and stirs a reaction in just about everybody.

The day after Oprah Winfrey delivered a speech that thrust her into the conversation about the 2020 presidential race, Democratic strategists and activists largely agree: It's not insane. However, her longtime partner, Stedman Graham, said the TV legend "would absolutely" run for the highest office in the land. "He would never do that".

Speaking on a special edition of his show on Monday night, host Sean Hannity hit out at liberals who had become excited about an Oprah run following her impassioned speech, commenting that they were "sheep".

Other users of Twitter also responded, posting the names of those who have accused Donald Trump of misconduct and reminded Ivanka that time is up for her father, too.

For Democrats in early voting states, and perhaps for a public that largely disapproves of Mr Trump's performance, the notion of a popular media figure as a presidential candidate is not as odd as it once seemed, given the NY real estate mogul and reality TV star now in the White House.

It often takes an Oprah Winfrey, someone undisputedly at the top of the game, to drop the anvil. "Thank you Oprah for nailing it once again".

In the months after the congressional elections, halfway through Trump's four-year term, Democratic presidential challengers are likely to begin announcing their candidacies to run against him.

Let's not forget, her father Donald Trump was infamously caught on tape bragging about sexual assault ("grab them by the pussy") and has been accused of rape and harassment by multiple women.

'I'm telling you his interpretation of the question was. he thought the reporter was saying would she be a good president, ' King said. "I had to dry my eyes before presenting the director's award right after Oprah's speech". "I also know that after years of watching the Oprah show you also always have the right to change your mind". He then explained why she'd make a candidate to take on Trump: "She's black".

Still, while some Democrats would embrace Winfrey's outsider-celebrity status as the party's answer to Trump, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., noted that Winfrey, like Trump, lacks any kind of experience in government.

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