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Oprah Winfrey's long-term partner thinks she would "absolutely" run for president

Oprah Winfrey's long-term partner thinks she would

"She loves this country and would like to be of service in some way, but I don't think she's actively considering it at this time", King said, noting that she spoke to Winfrey at length the night before.

The idea of bumper stickers reading "Oprah 2020" may be a liberal fantasy, but some Democratic Party activists are chattering about a Winfrey for president campaign anyway.

In fact, Winfrey told Bloomberg last March that Trump's election inspired her to consider the possibility.

Winfrey's speech included impassioned remarks about the #MeToo movement.

While accepting the Cecil B. DeMille award for Lifetime Achievement, Winfrey honored Recy Taylor and all the women who have taken a stand against sexual assault and inequality.

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On that, King said Graham thought the reporter was asking if she would be a good president, not if she would run for president - though that doesn't fully explain why he would respond she would absolutely "do it".

Joy Behar was, perhaps unsurprisingly, all for it, making sure to mention the difference between Oprah and Trump as celebrity billionaires is that Oprah is a true self-made billionaire, while, Trump's career was kick started by his wealthy father. Drawing frequent comparisons to her own experience as the daughter of a politician, McCain zeroed in on what she characterized as Ivanka's continued desire to be welcomed into "New York liberal elite" circles (circles where McCain is of course not welcome, as she was quick to remind the audience, lest they forget her standing as the daughter of a political maverick) and wanting to have it both ways. But he said he knows her well and he doesn't think she'll run. Let's all come together, women & men, & say #TIMESUP! "Will she run for president?"

The 64-year-old media mogul has become a cultural phenomenon over the past 30-plus years, born into a poor home in MS but breaking through as a television news and talk show personality in the 1980s.

Winfrey made the same point, the anti sexual harassment group Time's up has made to raise awareness regarding sexual harassment happening within Hollywood and addressed this issue in her speech, saying sexual harassment "transcends any culture, geography, race, religion, politics or work place". She was born into a poor home in MS but broke through as a television news and talk show personality in the 1980s.

After a day of commentary, the ladies of The View unsurprisingly had a lot to say about the matter on Tuesday's show. Oprah would always be my first choice. In October 2017, Oprah told CBS, "There will be no running for office of any kind for me". "4 years ago she strongly supported Obama-now she is silent". But her political positions are largely unknown.