Amid widespread calls that Oprah should run for presidency in 2020, an extract from Donald Trump's book has resurfaced, detailing how much the businessman-turned-politician wanted to have her work with him at the White House. Trevor Noah can see it.
"I do think she's intrigued by the idea", King said Tuesday morning. He then explained why she'd make a candidate to take on Trump: "She's black".
Winfrey, who owns 10 per cent of the weight-loss company and is featured in its ads, dominated coverage of the Hollywood awards show Sunday night. "They're the complete opposite!" I'm assuming she'd run as a Democrat, since that's where her worldview and sensibilities best fit.
Bill O'Reilly, a Trump supporter and ex-Fox News anchor disgraced by sexual harassment allegations, wrote: "How can any politician attack Oprah, a feminine icon, human rights hero, civil rights champion and beloved human being?" "Thank you Oprah for nailing it once again".
Nearly immediately talk of a possible presidential bid erupted on social media, while on Monday the airwaves and TV talk shows were alight with speculation about whether the most powerful African-American woman in the world could consider a presidential run. "I thought, "Oh gee, I don't have the experience, I don't know enough.' And now I'm thinking, 'Oh". It would require almost three years of grinding hard work - and in the end she might win, which would mean four more years of oppressive labor and crushing responsibility.
Following the evening's ceremony and Oprah's speech, Ivanka tweeted on Monday night that she "Just saw @Oprah's empowering & inspiring speech at last night's #GoldenGlobes".
"It is not lost on me that at this moment there are some little girls watching as I become the first black woman to be given the same award", Winfrey said.
"Still, she added that Winfrey "loves this country and would like to be of service in some way".
It is not the first time that Winfrey's name has been associated with a White House. But we should also be mindful that many people have underestimated Winfrey during the course of her long career.