Oprah Winfrey for President?
The Queen of All Media might be taking a step down from her throne to fulfil White House duties, after rumours have emerged that she is “actively thinking” about running for United States presidency in 2020.
At the Golden Globes ceremony on Sunday night, Oprah took home an award for lifetime achievement, and used the opportunity to address racial and gender inequality, and the need for preserving a free press.
She said we have lived “too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men, [and] for too long women have not been heard or believed.
“If they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men but their time is up.”
Lady Gaga took to Twitter to support the idea of POTUS Oprah. Perhaps the pop icon could run for Vice President?
“Oprah for president? She’s got my vote,” she wrote.
Oprah for president? She’s got my vote.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) January 8, 2018
And she’s not the only one who’s keen on the idea…
Oprah for President.
— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) January 9, 2018
Oprah running for president is the most relieving shit I’ve heard in so long
— ???? (@JAYVERSACE) January 9, 2018
If @Oprah ran for president in 2020, she is every person. She has been poor & now rich. She is also a self made Billionaire. She has a grasp of the issues as she used to cover local politics. She can articulate any issue and she has mass appeal beyond race & gender.
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) January 8, 2018
There was one person who sadly didn’t quite get the message: Ivanka Trump.
The daughter of current US president, Donald Trump, ironically praised Oprah for her speech on social media using the hashtag #TimesUp, seemingly forgetting the sexually inappropriate comments of her own father.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) January 9, 2018
But, of course, people took Twitter to give her some home truths.
ew go away
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 9, 2018
So you'll ask your father to resign?
— Justin Hendrix (@justinhendrix) January 9, 2018
While the rumours of Oprah running for president have not been confirmed, we can only dream of what her policies might be…
Words Liam Gilliver