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What we know about where Oprah stands on policy issues

14 January 2018

"I like Oprah", Trump told ABC News in June 2015. Best known as the host of her multi-award-winning talk show "The Oprah Winfrey Show", which ended in 2011, Winfrey is also the founder of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.

But 40% of Democrats said she shouldn't run.

Spielberg, who was in London promoting The Post, referenced Winfrey's over 30 years of experience as a talk show host, and how she has cultivated different points of view.

Winfrey, in September and October, publicly dismissed the notion of seeking the nation's highest office, though she noted that Trump's victory made her rethink the requirements of the office.

That's when our strategist says someone like Winfrey could leverage more prominent candidates to support causes important to her on the condition that she'd join them rather than trying to beat them.

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And in a 1999 interview with Larry King, he said she would be "always be my first choice" for a running mate.

However, King does not think she is actively considering it at this time, TIME reports. "It would be a pretty good ticket". Winfrey said to a standing ovation and even some tears in the audience.

On Tuesday, King also clarified the comments by Oprah's longtime partner Stedman Graham, saying he misinterpreted a reporter's question about her White House aspirations.

Trump did not fail to offer praise to a possible political rival.

"She is crackerjack on the money on women's issues and I call her the ambassador of empathy", he continues.

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While there's been loads of enthusiasm from some quarters following Oprah's fiery Golden Globes speech on Sunday night, we've heard a few notes of caution, too. Sen.

In her powerful Golden Globes speech, Oprah spoke about press freedom, racism and sexual abuse before receiving a standing ovation with her closing words about the future.

Going on he said campaigning against her would be "a lot of fun".

"I think we need more role models like her that are speaking to young women and trying to restore some hope. And if I did decide to do it, I would say I'd have a hell of a chance of winning". "She loves this country and would like to be of service in some way". "At the same time, politics is ridiculous right now". "I think it was a homerun on many levels".

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What we know about where Oprah stands on policy issues