On the eve of the Golden Globes, the awards presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to recognize achievements in television and film, a coalition of 300 women of Hollywood launched what they are calling Time's Up.
Her possible run came up at a media call with President Trump.
Created by civil rights activist Tarana Burke, the #MeToo hashtag encourages women to condemn the normalcy of misogyny and sexual harassment.
But this is just a misguided rumor, points out Oprah's best friend, Gayle King.
Donald Trump won in 2016 because of name recognition, a cult of personality, and running against Hillary Clinton. Clearly, it was a divisive episode.
"Oprah. I love Oprah". It's one that transcends any culture, geography, race, religion, politics, or workplace.
LINDA MOTTRAM: Donald Trump there.
Cillizza spoke with Brian Stelter about the political undertones of Winfrey's speech and the possibility of a Winfrey-Trump 2020 presidential showdown for this week's Reliable Sources podcast. A relatively significant 14 percent of the respondents were undecided, however. The former talk show host has been coy about running for president and has denied making a bid for the White House previously.
Jeremy Young, thank you for your time.
Still, Ms. Winfrey would stand as a solid counterpoint to President Trump. If you saw Oprah on a presidential ballot, you'd probably consider ticking her box. "I'm not going to focus on anyone's campaign other than President Trump's reelection", said the White House press secretary. "I don't think she's gonna run, I know her very well", he reiterated. When Trump tried to hop on the train, social media users kicked her right back off.
Merchandise is being sold, Twitter accounts have been made and domains have been bought - not by Oprah, but by fans. For that matter, Dwight Eisenhower, Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant and even George Washington were probably fairly categorized as celebrities of their day. - I thought it sounded almost like a campaign speech. "You get in the wrong marriage, the wrong relationship, you take the wrong job, but it's all leading to the same path. There are no wrong paths", Winfrey told Stanford Graduate School of Business students about the one piece of career advice she wanted to leave with them.
"Their time is up", Winfrey declared.