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Trevor Noah explains why Oprah is the best opponent for Trump

Oprah Winfrey accepts the 2018 Cecil B. De Mille Award during the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel Sunday. Winfrey's speech spurred talk of a possible presidential run View Slideshow
Nellie Chapman | 11 January, 2018, 18:18

US President Donald Trump, flanked by US Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), holds a bipartisan meeting with legislators on immigration reform at the White House in Washington, U.S. January 9, 2018.

In her speech, she mentions a particular incident that shook her. Recy Taylor, a black woman was raped by six armed white men on her way back from church."They threatened to kill her if she ever told anyone, but her story was reported to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) where a young worker by the name of Rosa Parks became the lead investigator on her case and together they sought justice", said Oprah. She really did want to say, 'Enough already, ' and I think she delivered on all that in a very eloquent way.

Hollywood, liberals and ardent fans are abuzz with speculation that the billionaire chat show queen is harbouring White House ambitions after an impassioned Golden Globes speech on Sunday night.

King, a CBS host, says that Winfrey is "intrigued by the idea" of a presidential bid in 2020, but that after a long conversation with her friend the night before, she doesn't see it happening.

"I don't think she's gonna run", he added. I also know that after years of watching the "Oprah" show, you always have the right to change your mind. That election could provide an invaluable insight into Trump's vulnerabilities with the electorate, and is expected to be a tight race for Republicans to hold onto their dominance of Congress.

Winfrey, 63, stole the show at the Globes with her speech upon receiving the Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement and lit up Twitter with a surge of tweets carrying #Oprahforpresident and #Oprah2020. Those individuals note that approval ratings tend to crash immediately once an individual announces their intent to run for office, and point to her lack of legislating experience as a potential liability for her.

Oprah Winfrey would beat President Trump 50 to 39 percent according to a new NPR  PBS NewsHour  Marist poll
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She later elaborated, telling People, "I was her practice audience".

And in her own 2009 book, The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Business and in Life, Ivanka advised women on how to deal with sexual harassment by suggesting, "Learn to figure out when a hoot or a holler is indeed a form of harassment and when it's merely a good-natured tease that you can give back in kind".

"I think one of the arguments for Oprah is 45", Pelosi said, referring to Trump in shorthand for the 45th president.

On the other hand, I could argue that she should be disqualified simply on the basis of her promotion of "The Secret", a multimedia juggernaut that claimed that the entire universe and every moment of human experience are governed by "the law of attraction". If she does, she'll have the chance to make her best argument for why she should be president.

He added: "I did one of her last shows".

In previous years, Weight Watchers ran a loss due to free fitness apps and years of many users unsubcribing from the service. Trump, of course, was a businessman-turned-reality-television-star before his extraordinary political rise. She was born into a poor home in MS but broke through as a television news and talk show personality in the 1980s.