WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Oprah Winfrey’s speech on the Golden Globes (all instances native):
Oprah Winfrey’s finest pal, Gayle King, is downplaying any suggestion that Winfrey would possibly run for president.
King, a CBS host, says that Winfrey is “intrigued by the thought” of a presidential bid in 2020, however that after a protracted dialog together with her pal the night time earlier than, she does not see it occurring.
King stated: “She loves this nation and wish to be of service not directly. But I do not suppose she’s actively contemplating it presently.”
She added, “You all the time have the proper to alter her thoughts.”
President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, is endorsing Oprah Winfrey’s message, if not a political future, in a latest tweet.
She wrote: “Just noticed @Oprah’s empowering and galvanizing speech ultimately night time’s #GoldenGlobes. Let’s all come collectively, girls & males, & say #TIMESUP! #UNITED.”
Actress Alyssa Milano and others shortly chimed in, stating that Ivanka Trump’s tweet does not point out that her father faces accusations of sexual misconduct by a number of girls.
Milano responded to Ivanka’s tweet: “Great! You could make a lofty donation to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund that’s accessible to assist your father’s accusers.”
The thought of bumper stickers studying “Oprah 2020” could also be a liberal fantasy, however some Democratic Party activists are chattering a couple of Winfrey for president marketing campaign anyway.
Winfrey’s impassioned speech Sunday night time on the Golden Globes sparked discuss whether or not she would possibly observe within the footsteps of one other wildly rich media star who jumped into politics by campaigning for the very best workplace within the land, Donald Trump.
In receiving a lifetime achievement award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Winfrey spoke of her humble upbringing and her childhood respect for civil rights heroes. But it was her assist of girls calling out sexual harassment that fueled discuss amongst Democrats in states the place presidential runs often start, Iowa and New Hampshire.
Last fall Winfrey dismissed the notion of running for president.