Trump doubts Oprah will run for president

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CNN reports Oprah's long-time partner Stedman Graham said the TV legend would "absolutely" run for president in the wake of a volatile year of leadership under Donald Trump. "Here is why. The media and the left in this country, well, they now seem to think Oprah is the one person that can help them fulfill their ultimate goal - to destroy Donald Trump and defeat President Trump".

Nearly immediately talk of a possible presidential bid erupted on social media, while on Monday the airwaves and TV talk shows were alight with speculation about whether the most powerful African-American woman in the world could consider a presidential run.

So I want all the girls watching here and now to know that a new day is on the horizon! "I applaud her for what she has done in her life". The boost comes amid rising speculation that Winfrey could have aspirations for a U.S. presidential run, despite her denial during a backstage interview.

Yesterday a tweet about the Golden Globes and Oprah Winfrey was sent by a third party agency for NBC Entertainment in real time during the broadcast.

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Winfrey, who owns 10 per cent of the weight-loss company and is featured in its ads, dominated coverage of the Hollywood awards show Sunday night.

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Comedian Sarah Silverman was one of many tipping the U.S. celebrity to run for president, writing: "Oprah/Michelle 2020".

The White House even waded in, saying Trump would "welcome the challenge, whether it be Oprah Winfrey or anybody else", when a spokesman was grilled aboard Air Force One.

Actor Josh Gad wrote: "Can we all agree that Oprah deserves a planet named after her". She was cast as Sofia Johnson in the Steven Spielberg-directed film, which saw her nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar in 1986. Yes it is. May we all greet it with hope, resolve and faith. I do think she was intrigued by the idea.

The prospect of a Winfrey candidacy was met with enthusiasm among a number of Democrats, who see her as an inspirational response to the Trump presidency.

"She's certainly a bigger celebrity than Trump ever was, especially in terms of connecting with her audience". Winfrey made her first campaign appearances on Obama's behalf in December of that year, and it is logical to assume that her support won him votes in the primaries, though it is not possible to know how many.

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