Aisha Sultan: Children should watch Oprah's Golden Globes speech

Oprah Winfrey poses backstage with her Cecil B. De Mille Award at the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills California US

Oprah Winfrey poses backstage with her Cecil B. De Mille Award at the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills California US

Someone from his team reached out to her to see if she would talk to him, and she said she would if it was for an interview. You know, I did one of her last shows.

If she did choose to run, she would square off against President Donald Trump. "I've been processing the accounts of Harvey Weinstein's ugly behavior and haven't been able to find the words to articulate the magnitude of the situation", she wrote at the time.

"Some of Winfrey's confidants have been privately urging her to run", the article reads.

"I'm not going to focus on anyone's campaign other than President Trump's re-election", the press secretary said.

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. "I don't think she had any intention (of declaring), but now she doesn't have a choice", Streep told The Washington Post on Sunday night. Many actors and actresses wore black for the Golden Globes to protest sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.

Winfrey's longtime partner, Stedman Graham, told the Los Angeles Times that she "would absolutely do it," but added: "It's up to the people".

Now two of her closest friends have spoken to CNN about her ambitions for the first time.

Speculation about Winfrey running for White House has been around for some months now.

Yet if a hypothetical presidential head-to-head was held today, 50 percent of national registered voters said they would vote in Winfrey as a Democrat.

"I'll beat Oprah", the president declared flatly at a White House meeting Tuesday - though he quickly added, "I don't think she's going to run".

"I think we need more role models like her that are speaking to young women and trying to restore some hope".

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

King noted that there are already people lining up to be Winfrey's campaign manager and volunteers for a potential bid. She wasn't thinking in those terms.

But, King said Tuesday, he mistook what the reported asked him. "Why would she want to expose herself to a year-and-a-half of constant personal attacks?"

"Think of all the stars who owe Oprah", our insider said.

Winfrey never mentioned running for office.

In acceptance of the Cecil B. DeMille award at the Golden Globes, Oprah delivered a speech that moved viewers.

Ingraham praised Oprah for the compelling way she spoke of her own history of abuse as a child. Good for her for focusing on that.

Spielberg also believes Winfrey, whom he says is "crackerjack on the money on women's issues", could be an "ambassador of empathy".

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