Steven Spielberg Endorses Oprah: Would Be 'Absolutely Brilliant President'

13 January, 2018, 16:26 | Author: Cecil Buchanan

Her best friend, "CBS This Morning" anchor Gayle King, said earlier this week that the media mogul was "intrigued" by the idea of a presidential run. The speech led to the Oprah for president hashtag #Oprah2020 on Twitter.

An Oprah for president boomlet erupted following her speech at the Golden Globes Awards on Sunday, where she praised those women who spoke out against sexual harassment. Steyn is never shy about implying racial animus in his interpretations, as when he added here that the notion Oprah "heals us and brings us all together - I'm not sure that talking about Rosa Parks and Sidney Poitier does do that".

The post had quickly gone viral, with people saying his comments were directed at Oprah.

In her powerful Golden Globes speech, Oprah spoke about press freedom, racism and sexual abuse before receiving a standing ovation with her closing words about the future.

At the same time, 56 percent said they didn't want her to run, with 33 percent lining up behind an Oprah candidacy.

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The idea that media mogul Winfrey could run for the White House was sparked following her speech at the Golden Globe Awards in LA. I'm not trying to be cute here or be mysterious but I do think it's a very intriguing thing that she had never considered.


Oprah Winfrey would beat President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE in a 2020 showdown, but the majority of voters don't actually want her running for office, according to a new poll.

He said: "I think Oprah Winfrey would make an absolutely brilliant president".

The 63-year-old actress and TV host tycoon won over the hearts of America and later became a house hold name some 40 years back and was given her own television show and network which propelled her to the prime of her career. "And I did run in 2012".

'Whether she is leading us to the candidate we need or whether she herself is a candidate, she sets the bar pretty high on campaign talk, ' Streep said. "I don't think she had any intention, but now she doesn't have a choice".

Asked if his endorsement was serious, Spielberg said it was and that he'd 'like the next president to be a president of the people, ' the Guardian reported. In the coming months, we will have to wait and see how this pans out.

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