Elizabeth Warren, Possible Democratic Frontrunner, Comments on Oprah 2020

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January 10, 2018Jan 10, 2018

Senator Elizabeth Warren commented on Wednesday about the possibility of Oprah running for President of the United States. She also praised Oprah's speech at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this week, although she avoided substantive commentary about the talk show celebrity's prospects 2020.

In an interview with CNN, Warren was asked whether Americans want another "mega-celebrity billionaire" to be president. In response, Warren laughed off the question and claimed that she "doesn't know." 

But this doesn't mean that Warren didn't have positive things to say about Oprah. Of course, Warren's kind comments come as she herself is considering the possibility of challenging President Trump in 2020.

Warren is considered by the media to be a possible frontrunner in the Democratic field of candidates, although if Oprah runs — or any other Democratic, for that matter — then it is very unlikely that she would stand a chance.

"Hearing Oprah's voice, and her energy, and her passion and her determination, it's inspiring to all of us," Warren said. "And she shows great leadership, and I'm delighted that she's doing it."

Top conservative Bill Kristol, the editor of the Weekly Standard and a sharp critic of President Donald Trump, claimed on Monday morning that he supports Oprah Winfrey running for president in 2020. 

Kristol tweeted the hashtag "I'mWithHer," something originally used by supporters of Hillary Clinton, in order to highlight that he supports Winfrey's possible run for president and that he, generally speaking, doesn't disagree with her worldview. 

"Though if she runs, couldn't she win the Democratic nomination and the general election?" he added. "And wouldn't she be a better president than Trump?"

Speculation about a possible Oprah campaign began after the longtime talk show host gave a passionate speech on racial justice and sexual harassment at Sunday's Golden Globes, thereby fueling speculation that she might be running for president. 

While some sources close to Oprah have claimed that she is not considering a bid for the presidency, other sources claim that she actually is.

And according to The Hill, she actually leads Donald Trump in a recent matchup poll for the 2020 election. In the poll, Oprah has 48% support and Trump has only 38%. According to The Hill, Warren also responded enthusiastically to questions by Bloomberg

"Go Oprah!" said Warren. 

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