Stop the presses! Ladies and gentlemen, Trump’s presidency has brought hope back to America again—just not in the way he probably expected.
When asked by an interviewer from Bloomberg, Oprah Winfrey—the queen of (let’s face it) everything—told the reporter that Trump’s presidency has made her re-think her eligibility to run for President in 2020. “I [had] thought, ‘Oh, gee, I don’t have the experience.” said Oprah. “I don’t know enough. Now, I’m thinking, ‘Oh.’”
First of all, let’s just get this one thing out of the way:
Donald Trump — 25.9 million followers on Twitter.
Oprah Winfrey — 35.8 million followers on Twitter.
We could drop the mic right there, but let’s keep going.
If elected, Oprah would become the first black female (billionaire) President of the United States, all while maintaining popularity rates that would almost certainly far exceed Trump’s. And, yes, her inauguration crowd would probably be the largest in history.
Oprah has already managed to obtain several things that Trump has not—among them a signature piece of legislation, a Presidential Medal of Freedom, a Tony award, multiple daytime Emmys, and an Oscar for her overall humanitarian work.
The Oprah Bill (also known as the National Child Protection Act), which was signed into law by Bill Clinton in 1993, created a database that identifies convicted child abusers. Oprah has also been responsible for building 60 schools in 13 countries; partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build “Angel Lane”, which housed 65 families who lost their home after Hurricane Katrina; and donated millions of dollars to various charities.
Winfrey is the definition of success and has triumphed over all odds. She has overcome childhood sexual abuse, poverty, racism, and sexual harassment in the workplace, and her career flourished in spite of detractors who told her that she would fail because she was a woman. Today, Oprah has a thriving career as a talk show host and media mogul, and she is currently worth $3 billion. Clearly, her next step up is to take over the White House.
If elected, we’d like to see Oprah surprise all inauguration attendees with a free health insurance giveaway. “YOU GET FREE HEALTH INSURANCE! YOU GET FREE HEALTH INSURANCE! EVERYBODY GETS FREE HEALTH INSURANCE!” Yup, that could totally happen.
Think about it: this powerhouse plays to win—even her cable network channel is called OWN. Watch out, Mr. President, Oprah's got her eye on your country!
Ting Ting Chen