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Oops! We didn't mean to call Oprah our president, NBC says

Oops! We didn't mean to call Oprah our president, NBC says

CNN reports that she is "actively thinking" about a potential run, according to friends of hers. After hearing her speech, in which she addressed the ongoing #MeToo and Time's Up campaign with powerful metaphors and examples, you may also agree with the Internet.

Such oral love in front of so many people would make the recipients a bit uncomfortable, you would think.

Sunday night at the Golden Globe awards, Oprah Winfrey received a lifetime achievement award and gave a very moving speech, which immediately led all kinds people to proclaim that she should run for president.

The boost comes amid rising speculation that Winfrey could have aspirations for a USA presidential run, despite her denial during a backstage interview.

While Winfrey herself has never stated any cut-and-dried desire to run for office - reportedly saying "I don't - I don't" backstage at the Globes when asked if she planned to run - her longtime partner suggested that she could be persuaded. "I can't get them to actually respond because a skilled politician knows how to give the answer they want".

"I just hope that Recy Taylor died knowing that her truth, like the truth of so many other women who were tormented in those years, and even now tormented, goes marching on ... it's here with every woman who chooses to say, 'Me too.' And every man ... who chooses to listen".

She quoted directly from Margaret Atwood's novel of the same name, which the series is based on: "We were the people who were not in the papers". Michelle Williams was joined, for instance, by Tarana Burke, who began using the phrase "Me Too" years ago in her advocacy for women of color who'd been sexually abused.

Oprah Winfrey is a veteran talk show host and media mogul, with Forbes estimating her net worth at $2.8 billion.

The tweet said 'Nothing but respect for OUR future president, ' and included a short video of Oprah at the awards Sunday night, which was broadcast by NBC.

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A March 2017 poll by Quinnipiac University that handed Trump a 41 percent job approval rating, said 52 percent of respondents had a favorable opinion of Winfrey. "And if that's true, I would just like to say Oprah you will never be President".

"We also know that it is the insatiable dedication to uncovering the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and to injustice - to tyrants and victims and secrets and lies", she said to the lords and ladies of the Fourth Estate everywhere.

Meyers went on to say that disgraced produced Harvey Weinstein would be back at the Golden Globes in 20 years, as "the first person ever booed during an In Memoriam".

Her honor came in a year when the awards show, Hollywood's first leading up to the Oscars, was dominated by a scandal that has seen the downfall of dozens of powerful men as women break years of silence. But in 2018, Winfrey said she was "especially proud and inspired" by those who have shared their tales of sexual assault and harassment, galvanizing the country to action.

And when they further pressed her on whether she would run, she just joked: 'Okay'.

"I didn't want to delve into the world of politics because I felt I lost control", she said on the "Making Oprah" podcast.

But these awards, and this presentation of them, reflected how awards work in general.

She said it would be a "seminal moment for women". "I thought, 'Oh gee, I don't have the experience, I don't know enough".

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