"Yeah, I'll beat Oprah", President Donald Trump replied Tuesday when asked about a potential 2020 campaign against media mogul Oprah Winfrey, who has been garnering buzz to make a run at the White House.
On The Daily Show last night, Noah discussed Sunday's Golden Globes and why Oprah would be the best opponent to face Trump in the next election. Her epic acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award is now also moving markets.
"Look, it's ridiculous - and I get that", Barack Obama's 2012 Iowa campaign director Brad Anderson said.
The greatest obstacle standing in the way of challenging abuse and exploitation, in any industry, is this: those most likely to be harmed are usually at the bottom of the ladder, lacking the power, the confidence, and the platform to call it out. Just check out the hastag #Oprah2020.
Again the political elites chortled - Oprah Winfrey!
Weight Watchers, which was hammered by free fitness apps and years of subscriber losses, has mounted a comeback since Winfrey bought a stake, joined the board and agreed to pitch the brand in 2015.
Dave Shiflett, who co-wrote the book, told Refinery29 that, while he didn't think Trump was serious about running for president at the time, he was aware of what an asset Oprah would be were he do so.
'Because this is the thing, Stedman would never so cavalierly say, "Absolutely, she would do it". Conservatives columnists such as John Podhoretz and Bill Kristol praised the idea of Winfrey running for office, with Kristol citing Winfrey's pro-regime change position on Iraq and its former leader Saddam Hussein prior to the breakout of war in 2003.
And he added the pro-Hillary Clinton hashtag #ImWithHer.
During her speech, she recalled being inspired as a child by previous Cecil B. DeMille award victor Sidney Poitier, the first black actor to win a best actor Oscar. "My mom came through the door bone-tired from cleaning other people's houses", she said. She's a woman. She likes to read.
She also expressed her gratitude to the press, which she said "is under siege these days" and which she says she values more than ever.
Winfrey, who spent the bulk of her career as a talk show host, proclaimed, 'a new day is on the horizon'. Taylor died late past year at the age of 97.
"I think we need more role models like her that are speaking to young women and trying to restore some hope".