Oprah for President? Trump welcomes the challenge

Oprah for President? Trump welcomes the challenge


Опру в президенты? Трамп приветствует вызов

The performance of the media Mogul at the ceremony of awarding the “Golden globe” sparked a debate about its potential as a presidential candidate

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald trump would be happy to see Oprah Winfrey his opponent in the presidential election of 2020.

This was announced by the representative of the White house, after a statement Winfrey at the ceremony of the awards caused a sensation in social networks with active mention of her name in a political context.

“We welcome the challenge, whether by Oprah Winfrey or anyone else, told reporters at a press conference on Board the presidential aircraft, Deputy press Secretary of the White house Hogan Gigli. – We welcome everyone. We welcome all comers”.

The performance of the actress and media Mogul Oprah Winfrey at the awards ceremony “Golden globe” has caused talk about whether she’s going to challenge Donald Trump in 2020.

Winfrey never ran for Federal office or to local governments, like new York construction magnate Donald trump, when he began his campaign in 2015.

After Sunday its proposal about the need for “a new day” for the United States applauded the stars of the film industry, fans Oprah has announced its support in the social networks of the presidential campaign Winfrey vs trump.

63-year-old Winfrey, who received the award named Cecil DeMille for outstanding service, said backstage at the awards ceremony that he plans to run for President of the United States.

For 25 years Oprah Winfrey has conducted a daily television talk show and now controls the cable TV network Own, which she founded. Winfrey’s longtime partner Stedman Graham, which quoted the newspaper Los Angeles Times, said that “it depends on the people, and she’ll do it.”

CNN quoted two “close friends,” Winfrey, who requested anonymity, said that it was “actively thinking” about whether to run for President, but the final decision is still pending.

Dressed in a black dress as a sign of solidarity with the victims of sexual violence, in her speech, Winfrey supported the movement of “Time out” (Time’s Up), to prevent sexual harassment and attacks.

Winfrey expresses support for the people told about cases of sexual harassment in Hollywood, politics and the media.

“The audience was in her hands. It was like an election rally,” commented her presentation sherry Bebić Jeff, senior researcher, School of public policy name of the price list at the University of southern California.

During the nine-minute speech, the audience was twice rose from their seats to applause Winfrey. During the day on social media there were 220 thousand posts with the words “Oprah” and “the President”, said Todd Grossman from the company Talkwalker involved in the analysis of social networks.

With her contacts, Winfrey can get an advantage over rivals in the fundraising in liberal Hollywood, which is often called the ATM of the candidates of the Democratic party.

“It is, of course, even more famous than ever was trump, especially in terms of contact with her audience. Obviously, this gives her a chance. What is she going to do next?” – asked Alan Schroeder, Professor of journalism at northeastern University in Boston, author of works on the intersection of show business and politics.

At the time, Oprah Winfrey endorsed democratic Senator from Illinois, Barack Obama, when he announced his candidacy for the US presidency in 2008, and former Secretary of state Hillary Clinton, who lost the election in 2016.

It is unclear who the Democratic party will fight with Donald trump for the presidency in 2020. Now attention is focused on the November Congressional elections, when it will be re-elected the entire membership of the house of representatives and a third of the Senate.