Oprah Winfrey is the left’s newly-anointed “savior” — but their enthusiasm over her possible 2020 presidential run might be misplaced.
While the media lit up at the prospect of the two moguls Trump and Oprah clashing for the White House, the famous talk show host and billionaire hasn’t given any solid indication that she’s actually considering it… and now one of her close friends has come forward with bad news for Democrats.
“I don’t think she is actively considering it at this time,” admitted Gayle King, a co-host on CBS’ “This Morning” and a personal friend of Oprah.
Last year, Oprah Winfrey herself indicated that she wasn’t interested in running for office. On Tuesday, King confirmed that this was still the entertainment icon’s position.
“No, I absolutely don’t think that her position has changed, I don’t,” Gayle King said on “This Morning,” according to The Daily Mail.
“‘I was up talking to her very late last night,” King elaborated. “I do think this though guys, I do think she’s intrigued by the idea, I do think that. She loves this country and would like to be of service in some way.”
Speculation over Winfrey’s political ambitions reached a fever pitch over the weekend, after the wealthy entertainer gave a stirring speech at the Golden Globe awards in Hollywood.
In what can only be seen as a stunt to restore confidence in the film industry after a year of scandals, Oprah took the stage and promised the gathered stars a “new day” that would be free of all sexual assaults — despite the fact that it was Hollywood itself that had been perpetuating that abuse.
“And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men fighting hard to make sure they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say, ‘Me too,’ again,” Winfrey declared.
Of course, nobody at the self-important awards show mentioned the countless photos of Oprah Winfrey herself schmoozing and fawning over Harvey Weinstein, the movie producer who has now been disgraced as the lynch-pin of Hollywood’s sexual assault problems.
In fact, it seems increasingly unlikely that entertainment insiders — including Oprah — were completely oblivious to the shenanigans of Weinstein and other perverts. It is almost certain that many celebrities knew what was going on, but remained silent.
That is really the true problem with the clamor over an Oprah Winfrey presidential run: It all seems to be based on hypocrisy.
The same liberals who were losing their minds over an inexperienced television star named Trump in the White House are now absolutely giddy over having… well, an inexperienced television star named Oprah.
The same Hollywood insiders that are shaming others for not “speaking out” and “doing something” about the Weinsteins of the world also tolerated his behavior for years, and even viewed him as “God.” Oprah was part of that adoring crowd, along with many other actresses who suddenly want to play the victim.
Hypocrisy doesn’t go over well with the American people, and even if she decides to run, Oprah Winfrey may find that winning in politics is easier said than done.
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