Oprah is probably thinking “If a celebrity billionaire can become a President, then I can as well”. Oprah recently disclosed that she could consider running for president on an interview for the Bloomberg’s “The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations”. In 1988, Oprah had asked Donald Trump if he’d ever consider running for president. If she’ll go with the same pace, then we’ll expect her to run by the middle of the century.
A sentence stood out as a diss on Trump during her interview when she appeared to imply that no experience was needed for the job in light of Trump’s election to office.
The Freedom Daily reports:
If Trump’s win proves anything, it’s that you don’t need political experience to be President. Both Trump and Oprah have serious business accomplishments under their belt, with Oprah being the first self-made female black billionaire in the world – and is one of the world’s only 11 black billionaires. Winfrey endorsed Clinton, the first female major-party U.S. presidential nominee, in 2016, telling Entertainment Tonight last June that “it’s a seminal moment for women.” She didn’t back Hillary to the extent that she backed Obama, but would obviously be the first female president if she were to win.
Actor Jamie Foxx and actress Eva Longoria are among the stars who have previously said they would vote for Winfrey to be president. Left-wing has been filmmaker Michael Moore has been calling on her to run since 2003, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Of course, among the other 2020 candidates who have yet to rule out running include rapper Kanye West and WWE wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, so maybe we should take all anticipated 2020 campaigns with a grain of salt here.