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Seth Meyers Makes the Golden Globes Political in Record Time

12 January 2018

However, the First Daughter's endorsement hasn't gone down too well, to put it mildly.

But she may have just taken her popularity to a whole new level by delivering an amazingly powerful key-note speech at the 75 Golden Globe awards.

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.

"To tyrants and victims, and secrets and lies: I want to say that I value the press more than ever before as we try to navigate these complicated times, which brings me to this: what I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have".

"I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon ..."

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The response to Trump's tweet was immediate and ranged from mockery to disgust.

The talk show host recalled the case of Recy Taylor, who as a young woman in 1944 was abducted and raped by six white men and whose case was taken up by Rosa Parks, the American civil rights campaigner who became a standard bearer for the fight against the country's racist laws by refusing to give up her seat on a bus.

Winfrey's rousing speech at Sunday's Golden Globes Awards ceremony ignited speculation that the billionaire chat show queen is harbouring Oval Office ambitions.

Many seized the opportunity to highlight Ivanka's father has himself been the subject of multiple sexual misconduct allegations. Only time will tell whether an Oprah for President campaign will materialize.

"Honey are you serious? Your predatory father?" in an additional tweet wondered.

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"Great! You can make a lofty donation to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund that is available to support your father's accusers", tweeted actress Alyssa Milano.

Despite activists such as Tarana Burke also being present, people have come forward to suggest a number major trailblazers in the #MeToo movement were notably absent.

The Time's Up movement was created to stamp out sexism and sexual harassment in the workplace, not just in the entertainment industry but across the board.

Trump himself has been accused of being a serial sexual predator by more than a dozen women. In the day and age of Donald Trump, it doesn't really seem that far-fetched.

A video of a past interview with Trump praising Winfrey has begun recirculating, showing the now-president revealing she'd be his top pick to be vice president.

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Seth Meyers Makes the Golden Globes Political in Record Time