President Trump's Improbable Victory Fuels Oprah's Political Ambition

By Earnest Jones, The Goldwater · 03-02-2017

The rise of President Donald Trump to the highest public office seat has inspired many inexperienced people with the same political ambition. Such include Oprah Winfrey who is thinking about whether or not she could become the second TV entertainer to work in the Oval Office.

Oprah told David Rubenstein in a Bloomberg interview that she never thought Trump would win the election, adding that she though he was unqualified to be president. However, the improbable happened and now Mr. Trump is the president of the United States. She also said that the fact that Mr. Trump defeated the longtime politician Hillary Clinton, she’s now considering it a possibility to run for presidency.

If Oprah made it to the Oval Office, she would the first black woman if she would manage to leverage her near-universal name ID and nationwide support to match Trump’s political lightning revolution.

Speaking to the famed philanthropist, Rubenstein, who interviews business leaders on his show, Oprah said that she built her career on one unlikely triumph after another. After being hired to host A. M. Chicago back in 1984, she said that most of her friends predicted that she would fail since her show competed with the legendary Phil Donahue. However, she said that all that didn’t matter to her, since she also thought that he was unbeatable. But ultimately, she managed to beat him.

If Oprah decides to run for presidency, she’ll end up gaining a public platform that’s bigger than what she already enjoys and holds. Her ‘OWN’ cable TV network has been covering the 25-year run of ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ and her starring role in film titled ‘The Color Purple.’ This has expanded her outreach as countless millions have seen her on TV around the globe.

She also said that her proudest achievement was the founding of a girl’s school in South Africa, despite the ratings that she has. However, one of her friends warned her that her legacy was bound to be something unexpected. Maya Angelou told her that she had no idea what her legacy was going to be since it would extend to every life she has touched.





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