NBC apologises after it sends tweet calling Oprah 'OUR future president'

10 January, 2018, 00:33 | Author: Julio Duncan
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Following the inspirational speech, "Oprah 2020" started trending on Twitter, as people wondered (and hoped) the star had plans on running for presidency in the next USA election. Trevor Noah can see it.

Winfrey's impassioned speech as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes on Sunday sparked speculation about a future presidential run.

After first addressing a few of the night's other standouts, Noah turns his attention to Oprah's moving Cecile B. DeMille award acceptance speech by saying, "Yes we can!"

"Our country's getting its confidence back again", Trump said of his almost one year in office.

Oprah Winfrey is "intrigued" by the idea of running for US president, but she is not "actively considering" it right now, her best friend Gayle King said Tuesday.

Joan Grande, the mother of singer Ariana Grande whose concert in Manchester previous year was the scene of a terror attack, said Winfrey made her proud to be a woman. They're the complete opposite.

Oprah Winfrey is a veteran talk show host and media mogul, with Forbes estimating her net worth at $2.8 billion.


"The election of Donald Trump was a devastating setback for little girls", said Liz Purdy, who led Democrat Hillary Clinton's 2008 New Hampshire presidential primary campaign. I'm not sure if the United States is ready for a successful, popular TV personality and business owner to hold such high office.

The rumour mill then went into overdrive when CNN reported that sources close to the 63-year-old said she is "actively thinking" about challenging Trump. Now, I'll tell you, it's interesting.

If true, it would indicate Winfrey's warmed to the idea since October, when she told King, "There will be no running for office of any kind".

"Reporters asked the White House today for their response to a potential Oprah candidacy". If she wanted this sort of deafening political buzz to stop, she could stop it with a single issued statement - something Shermanesque like, "If drafted, I will not run; if nominated, I will not accept; if elected, I will not serve".

And here's a suggestion she might want to look at...

When the industry you work in is toxic, you sometimes have to hold your nose and get through before you can change it, or you leave, and never get the chance. You are too mean and unrelatable. But her message - "A new day is on the horizon" - sounded like a campaign rallying cry.

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