The White House responded on Monday to speculation that Winfrey could mount a bid for the presidency, saying that President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE and his team would "welcome the challenge, whether it be Oprah Winfrey or anybody else".
"Oprah is a self-made woman, and she got where she is not by knocking people down, like Trump, but by building other people up", said Stephanie Cutter, who served as President Obama's 2012 deputy campaign manager.
That's not to say Oprah didn't give a great speech, because she did, and speech-making is indeed part of running for and serving as president.
Trump appeared on Winfrey's long-running talk show in 1988 and again with his family in 2011, during her final season. What's missing? Experience in government, a demonstrated grasp of public policy, political skills, including the ability to negotiate and compromise across partisan and global lines, and, most of all, a desire to serve. "She had Donald Trump". When asked if she would run against Trump in the 2020 election, Winfrey told a Hollywood Reporter podcast, "I will never run for public office". Her message touched on her upbringing and the women in recent months who have spoken out against sexual harassment and misconduct.
She was "raped and left blindfolded by the side of the road, coming home from church", Winfrey told the audience.
This has all stemmed from Winfrey's upon accepting the Cecil B. DeMille award at this year's Golden Globes.
Teenager Christian Pulisic is US Soccer Player of the Year
The move to pick him up isn't exclusively based on what he brings on the field - it's what he brings off it. "I also like my hometown team, the [Philadelphia] 76ers", he said.
With her shares, Winfrey made a paper profit of more than $36 million from Friday's closing price through the end of Monday. People are begging her, please run, please run, please run.
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. No, I like Oprah. That was before most of the Trump administration to date and also before a national reckoning about the way women are treated in this country.
And in a 1999 interview with Larry King, he said she would be "always be my first choice" for a running mate. She told her story.
"His tie was white and of course his skin was black and I had never seen a black man being celebrated like that", she said. Actually, there's a pretty good chance it's not. "Will she run for president?"
Though Winfrey has previously denied that she would run for office, longtime partner Stedman Graham seemed to leave it open as a possibility.