Asked whether Winfrey was qualified, Sanders said, "Look, I disagree very much on her policies", although Winfrey has no voting record.
"If Oprah wanted to end all of this, she would have Gayle King go out there and say, 'She's not interested in it".
Oprah Winfrey has become a clear favorite to run in 2020 US presidency election after her epic Golden Globes 2018 speech. "I don't... I don't", the 63-year-old billionaire said when she was told that "Oprah 2020" and "Oprah For President" were trending on Twitter.
Some pundits have warned running for the White House could damage Winfrey, noting approval ratings tend to crash immediately once an individual announces their intent to run for office, and pointing to her lack of political experience as a potential obstacle. I did one of her last shows.
Paying tribute to Recy Taylor, an African American woman who daringly reported her 1944 gang rape by white men and died last month just short of her 98th birthday, Winfrey deplored "a culture broken by brutally powerful men".
Two unnamed pals of Winfrey's added to the speculation by telling CNN Money that the longtime talk show host is "actively thinking" about a bid.
Harvey Weinstein was accused multiple times by various women late previous year of sexual assault and yesterday.
It's nearly like she thinks America should elect somebody with experience in politics.
Even so, for Democrats in early voting states, and perhaps for a public that largely disapproves of President Donald Trump's job performance, the notion of a popular media figure as a presidential candidate is not as odd as it once seemed, given the NY real estate mogul and reality TV star now in the White House.
"He is nothing but supportive, he would never throw it out there like that", Winfrey's best friend noted.
Winfrey, Cillizza pointed out, represents the "new and unique", and her cultural influence justifies the "massive amount of attention" she's received in the wake of the Golden Globes.
Singer and songwriter Seal slammed Hollywood's fawning over Winfrey after her presidential-like speech at the Golden Globe awards Sunday, saying her hypocrisy on the issue is part of the problem. "She's good. She's great".
King, who attended the awards ceremony alongside Winfrey and Graham, said being in the room was 'electrifying'. "At the same time, politics is ridiculous right now".