Gayle King on Oprah White House bid: 'I do think she's intrigued'

When asked Monday aboard Air Force One about a potential high-profile general election opponent to President Donald Trump - namely, self-made billionaire media proprietor and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey - deputy White House spokesman Hogan Gidley responded, "We welcome the challenge, whether it be Oprah Winfrey or anybody else".

Just days into 2018, the race for the US presidency in 2020 is already making headlines.

"At that time I announced that my first choice for vice president would be Oprah Winfrey".

Winfrey's delivery wasn't the soft, enfolding, personal empathy of "Oprah on the couch". "They just don't understand how many Americans respect and admire Oprah for her intelligence and caring", he wrote.

Wearing a black gown to show support for victims, she used her platform to promote the "Time's Up" movement against sexual harassment and assault, throwing her support behind others who have exposed sexual misconduct in Hollywood and elsewhere in politics and the media.

"I tried to tell her!"

Update 10:25 a.m. January 8: Two friends, who were not identified, told CNN on Monday that Oprah Winfrey is "actively thinking" about running for president.

Oprah confidante Gayle King said earlier there was no change in Oprah's past position, that she was not interested in running for president.

Frances McDormand second from left looks like a regular woman
Frances McDormand second from left looks like a regular woman

"I thought" "I don't know how I can".

"I want all the girls watching here and now to know that a new day is on the horizon!"

Additionally, Winfrey has supported a handful of major Democratic candidates and endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016. But we should also be mindful that many people have underestimated Winfrey during the course of her long career. "I wanted this to be a meaningful moment". Actor Natasha Rothwell also weighed in, reminding Ivanka of the accusations against her dad, as did author Michael Wolff, who said, "Who does she think her father is?"

"Still, she added that Winfrey "loves this country and would like to be of service in some way".

"I'll beat Oprah. Oprah would be a lot of fun".

This isn't the first time that Weight Watchers has been a beneficiary of Winfrey's clout.

Mayers referenced in his opening monologue comments he had made about current USA president Donald Trump during the 2011 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner.

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!"

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