The White House responded on Monday to speculation that Winfrey could mount a bid for the presidency, saying that President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE and his team would "welcome the challenge, whether it be Oprah Winfrey or anybody else".
Trump appeared on Winfrey's long-running talk show in 1988 and again with his family in 2011, during her final season.
I quickly told myself nah, no way, she wouldn't.
"I don't, I don't", she reportedly said backstage at the Globes when asked if she planned to run.
Winfrey gave an impassioned speech Sunday night at the Golden Globes that has sparked talk about whether she might run for president.
Jones said there was "bedlam in Oprah Land" with people in her orbit begging her to consider, but he added she had given no indication she had moved off her prior position of not being interested in a White House run.
"Together, they sought justice", Winfrey said.
"She's handing a woman over to a famous rapist", Jones said.
Despite Winfrey's denials, she tweeted in September a New York Post editorial that trumpeted her as the Democrats' best hope of beating Trump in 2020 with the message, "Thanks for your VOTE of confidence!"
But if politics is a money game, then the odds are still long. "But now, she doesn't have a choice". In particular, Oprah has maintained a close professional relationship with Harvey Weinstein over the past two decades.
Winfrey has raised millions of dollars for various causes, including shelters for battered women but, like Trump when he launched his White House campaign, but she has no prior experience in government.
Opinions can also change once candidates declare for office or have a defining moment as big as Oprah's Golden Globes speech, when she tapped into the #metoo movement. Winfrey is a longtime ally of Barack Obama.
On Monday, Ha'Aretz reported that billionaire and president of the World Jewish Congress Ronald Lauder, who has known Trump for decades, published a statement praising the nation's commander in chief and expressed confidence in his functioning. After Trump, we have to be skeptical of all political novices. "But the truth is President Trump speaks to the country in an authentic and genuine way that Americans understand and appreciate".