"She would absolutely do it". He would never do that.
"We welcome the challenge, whether it be Oprah Winfrey or anybody else", White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley told reporters aboard Air Force One in response to buzz about Winfrey's possible future foray into politics. "She can do it - in theory". Let's see: a lowbrow TV star with a tendency toward gushing hyperbole and relentless self-promotion, who shows a tendency to be influenced by bogus experts and crackpot theories.
Yes, Streep also once idolized sex harasser/assaulter and producer Harvey Weinstein, or at least she thought so highly of him that she once publicly declared he was "God". "Oprah exemplifies the leadership I'm interested in - she doesn't strike poses".
Gayle King, one of Oprah's close friends, told CBS News that Oprah was "intrigued by the idea" of a presidential bid, but does not currently have plans to run.
Golden Globes host Seth Meyers had alluded to a 2020 White House run for Winfrey before her speech, but after the stirring address, speculation of her landing on the Democratic ticket erupted at after-parties and on social media.
She invited Suzanne Somers onto her show to peddle hormone injections and an absurd vitamin regimen. She insisted on keeping it at six minutes and when it was all said and done, it lasted for about nine. This would be the clash of titans.
He noted that he and his family were on one of the final episodes of her syndicated talk show. "Their time is up".
"I want her to run for president", Streep said. And finally, Winfrey concluded with an easily remembered slogan, "A new day is on the horizon!", promising that the time would soon come "when nobody ever has to say 'me too' again". I believe a shift is coming. Men who didn't go to college will want to know if she cares about their paychecks. That means clearly articulating progressive public policy goals in the way that Bill Clinton and Barack Obama both excelled at.
But others spent less time highlighting the hypocrisy of some Trump supporters and challenged liberals to be more logical and strategic in how they approach the upcoming election.
"It was the right person giving the right speech at the right time", she said. "There will be no running of office of any kind, for me".
Winfrey herself hinted that it might be a possibility nearly seven months earlier. I support that as I think everyone should and I think Oprah has a tremendous capacity for human empathy. He has also been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct, though he has vehemently denied the allegations.
In the past, Trump has spoken positively of Winfrey. All have regretted it.