Is Oprah Winfrey 'actively thinking' about running for president of the USA?

  • Is Oprah Winfrey 'actively thinking' about running for president of the USA?

Is Oprah Winfrey 'actively thinking' about running for president of the USA?

Current US President Donald Trump, who rode his own wave of notoriety to the White House past year, dismissed suggestions Winfrey could be his nemesis in 2020.

Another 34 per cent said they held an unfavorable host of the media entrepreneur - who would most likely run as a Democrat - while 18 per cent of respondents had a "very unfavorable" view of Winfrey. "Oprah would always be my first choice", he told Larry King back in 1999.

Professor of Security and Diplomacy at RMIT, Joseph Siracusa, had little doubt of the result.

"I'll beat Oprah", Trump said of the Oscar-nominated actress and talk show host. He even said he would love to have her as his running mate. Shortly after, reports surfaced that Winfrey was "actively thinking" about running for president in 2020. TVhosts were still fired up about her speech, which was premised around the awakening post sexual abuse revelations about film mogul Harvey Weinstein, but which ended up promising a new day, rendered in the rousing style associated with former President Barack Obama.

It's not the first time Mr Trump has addressed the issue of an Oprah run to the White House.

Some of Winfrey's confidants have been privately urging her to run, the sources said.

"Does it translate into votes and effective legislation?"

"I want all the girls watching here and now to know that a new day is on the horizon!" I believe that she could make a difference in this country.

Since then, her tweets about weight loss on the program have kept the shares up, which nearly quadrupled previous year.

"Do you think I am going to be that successful?"

'I think Oprah would be great, ' he said. She has got, you know...

"I think it is something that Oprah would have to feel and sense for herself".

In 1988, Trump appeared on the "Oprah Winfrey Show" to promote his then just-released business book-cum-memoir, "The Art of the Deal".

But the Kiss From a Rose star isn't buying the idea that she was completely unaware of the disgraced movie boss' alleged sexual misconduct - as detailed in New York Times and New Yorker exposes past year (17).

Among ideological lines, 69 per cent of self-identified conservatives said they'd choose Trump, while 80 per cent of liberals voter for Winfrey, along with 58 per cent of moderates.

So I think for Americans who are looking for that, she would be an excellent representative of it and for Americans who are looking for something different, she isn't all that different.