Trump, a billionaire TV star whose ascent to the presidency was fueled by name recognition, sheer wattage and personality, has long praised Winfrey, who shares numerous same qualities. You may recall that in March of 2017, during a conversation on Bloomberg's The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations, Oprah told the billionaire that Donald Trump's presidential election was eye-opening for her.
Friends said private discussions had been ongoing for months, adding that she was "actively thinking" about running for President. She really did want to say, 'Enough already, ' and I think she delivered on all that in a very eloquent way.
Winfrey's impassioned call for "a brighter morning even in our darkest nights" at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday had Democratic Party activists buzzing about the media superstar and the 2020 presidential race.
Were Winfrey to launch a presidential bid, she'd find herself in foreign territory: being scrutinized by a media that has historically portrayed her in a favorable light, said Yvonne Davis, a FoxCT contributor who worked on former President George W. Bush's campaigns.
"She loves this country and would like to be of service in some way".
Some of Winfrey's confidants have been privately urging her to run, the sources said. You know, I did one of our last shows.
Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump praised Winfrey for supporting the #MeToo movement in a tweet Monday night but soon came under scathing criticism.
Winfrey's speech as she accepted the Cecil B DeMille lifetime achievement award touched on her humble upbringing and childhood wonder at civil rights heroes.
The backlash on Twitter was swift, with actress Alyssa Milano and others noting that Ms Trump's father has been accused by several women of sexual harassment and was recorded bragging about sexual assault. So she knew that she wanted to say something significant.
He also appeared on her show in 1988, saying he was unlikely to run for president.
"I do think she's intrigued by the idea; I do think that". "I'm sure Oprah is well aware of that".
Last fall Winfrey dismissed the notion of running for president. "I think we'd win easily, actually".
"I like Oprah", he said. If she does, she'll have the chance to make her best argument for why she should be president. She used the show's success to build a media empire encompassing movie production, magazines, cable TV, and satellite radio, becoming one of the world's richest women.