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Oprah Responds To Rumours She's Planning To Run For President

10 January 2018, 12:37 | Erma Lawrence

Oprah Responds To Rumours She's Planning To Run For President

Oprah Responds To Rumours She's Planning To Run For President

I want her to run for president.

After receiving the Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement, she delivered a well-received speech that rekindled rumours she'll run for president in 2020.

While initial reports seemed to indicate that Winfrey was seriously considering taking the plunge, her allies have since thrown some cold water on the notion that it is a sure thing. "He would never do that".

"She's intrigued by the idea". But in another TV interview in October, she dampened speculation, stating, "There will be no running for office of any kind for me".

Meanwhile, a petition to draft her into running has gained 4,000 signatures since its launch on Monday. "She loves this country and would like to be of service in some way, but I don't think that she's actively considering it". "I don't", King said, adding that she was up late last night discussing the possibility with her close friend.

Her long-time partner, Stedman Graham, was quoted Sunday evening telling The Los Angeles Times, "It's up to the people".

"She would be a serious candidate", said Jennifer Palmieri, former White House communications director under President Barack Obama and the communications director for Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign.

For Democrats in early voting states, and perhaps for a public that largely disapproves of Mr Trump's performance, the notion of a popular media figure as a presidential candidate is not as unusual as it once seemed, given the NY real estate mogul and reality TV star now in the White House.

"Reporters asked the White House today for their response to a potential Oprah candidacy". But her message - "A new day is on the horizon" - sounded like a campaign rallying cry.

Actress, movie and television producer, and chief executive of her OWN cable channel, Winfrey, 63, was celebrated as a role model for women and a person who has promoted strong female characters. "You always have the right to change your mind".

No clear Democratic front-runner has emerged to challenge Trump in 2020, with the immediate political focus in the US on November's congressional elections, when the 435-member House of Representatives will be up for election, along with a third of the 100-member Senate.

After slamming NBC News for its deleted "OUR future president" tweet about Oprah, and using it to take more shots at the network, Hannity then derided "private jet liberals" over their "newfound political affection for Oprah".

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