It all started as a joke in Seth Meyers opening monologue at the Golden Globes 2018. he mentioned his 2011 White House correspondents’ dinner gig, the one where he joked about Donald Trump not being qualified for president. “Some have said that night convinced him to run. So, if that’s true, I just want to say: Oprah, you will never be president!”
An hour later Oprah took to the stage for delivering her address as she received the Cecile B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. And she proved just how right she will be in the Oval Office.
Oprah Winfrey had everything against her. A disturbed childhood, her gender and her race. She fought against these enormous odds.And not only won her personal battle, but helped others in their fight too.
In her powerful speech at the Golden Globe Awards, she first recognised that she is aware of being the first black woman to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. And how she was inspired when Sydney Portiere was the first black man to receive the same award in 1964.
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Oprah invoked the power of the press to uncover corruption and falsehood. The actors, the press and other outsiders have been vilified and their actions subverted under Trump’s administration. There is a dystopian air, and all freedom of expressions seems to be stifled. The ruling powers are using falsehood for their vested interest. Trump’s nuclear threats to North Korea are an instance how the administration is being run like a personal fiefdom.
Oprah went on to extend the subversion of truth to the #MeToo campaign. The #MeToo movement really kicked off on October 15 in response to allegations of sexual harassment against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
Oprah gave a high call to all men and women to speak their truth as the most powerful story against the dark times. And she warned the brutal men in positions of power that their time is up. This message be her signature if she decided to run for American Presidency.
President Trump even weighed inwhen a reporter asked him whether he could beat Winfrey. “Yeah, I’d beat Oprah,” Trump said before quickly switching gears. “Oprah would be a lot of fun.” “We welcome the challenge, whether it be Oprah Winfrey or anybody else,” White House spokesman Hogan Gidley told reporters.
But the enthusiasm around the mere hope of Oprah’s presidency reveals an uncomfortable truth. That probably the American people see through the whimsical administration. And may be, are ready to make history if Oprah becomes the first black and first woman President of America.
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