"Yeah, I'll beat Oprah", Trump said. "Oprah's had 35 years' experience of building bridges and creating conversations between disparate people who don't agree. on her syndicated television show", he said. "Oprah would be a lot of fun". "I don't think she had any intention [of declaring]". "I think she'll learn on the job the same way Bill Clinton learned - a former governor of Arkansas - or Barack Obama, a junior senator, learned on the job".
Naturally, Twitter had quite a bit to say about Trump's confident stance.
Oprah was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement during the 75th Annual Golden Globes on Sunday after which she delivered a speech that has many thinking she'll run for president in 2020.
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That's when it dawned on me: the Trump effect goes far beyond the oval office, he's completely reshaped how we view the position of president forever.
"I like Oprah", he said, noting that he had appeared on her long-running afternoon program. But then her longtime partner, Stedman Graham, told the Los Angeles Times she just might. Which brings me to this: What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. "But she is a figure large enough, culturally, that when she gives a speech like that in that setting, people stand up and pay attention".More news: Person in Custody after 'Possible Hostage Situation' on Greyhound Bus
And I don't necessarily think that she should run but I think that she's a viable candidate and I'm glad people are finally talking about the possibility.
"I think I'd win", he said when pressed if he'd ever take the presidential plunge. "I thought they'd be talking about it because I knew it was going to be good". "But that would be something she would have to determine and lay out if she made a decision to run".
The morning after the Golden Globes, Stelter frequently speculated about Winfrey running for president.More news: Bautista Agut edges Del Potro in Auckland final
Winfrey, Cillizza pointed out, represents the "new and unique", and her cultural influence justifies the "massive amount of attention" she's received in the wake of the Golden Globes.
In her speech, Winfrey used the power of her voice to showcase an issue that, while having little exposure in news, has, and continues to, infect our society.More news: Pakistan army chief: U.S. general called, offered assurances