People like Oprah but aren't sure about her running for president

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"Ladies and gentlemen", Jones said on the Monday edition of the "Alex Jones Show", "I have always broken down the fact that Oprah Winfrey is a top globalist, a top eugenicist, who pushes a one-world religion through her private foundation".

"We're going to break down why Oprah Winfrey will never be elected president of the United States", Jones said, "because of the skeletons in her closet".

Nevertheless, at the press briefing on Tuesday, Sanders said of talk of Winfrey potentially as president: "Look, I disagree very much on her policies".

Gayle King, Winfrey's best friend, echoed Graham's sentiments, telling the newspaper, "I thought that speech was incredible".

During host Seth Meyers's opening monologue, he acknowledged the claim that his disparaging remarks at the 2011 White House Correspondents' Association dinner may have influenced President Donald Trump to run.

Winfrey has raised millions of dollars for various causes, including shelters for battered women but, like Trump when he launched his White House campaign, she has no prior experience in government. But Winfrey also mentions the sexual harassment problem as one that "transcends" culture, geography and the workplace: "All the women who've endured years of abuse, they like my mother had children to feed, bills to pay and dreams to pursue". She then pointed out that she was the first black woman to ever win the Cecil B. DeMille Award, handed out annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

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Oprah hasn't personally given a clear answer on a presidential run since the speech, but she publicly ruled it out as recently as three months ago. She is probably the most beloved human being on Earth.

Like Trump, Winfrey would approach the electorate as a billionaire media celebrity with an intense following. "I like Oprah", Trump told ABC News in June 2015. It's possible Oprah could prove herself worthy of the attention being put on the idea of her running for president. In a 1999, interview with Larry King, the future president said she would be his choice as running mate with the Reform Party.

"Great! You can make a lofty donation to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund that is available to support your father's accusers", she said. "There'll be no running for office of any kind for me", she told CBS in October.

She closed her speech with a call for unity, "I want all the girls watching to know a new day is on the horizon".

Winfrey campaigned for President Barack Obama in 2008 and later in 2016 for Hillary Clinton, calling her candidacy a "seminal moment for women".

"His tie was white and of course his skin was black and I had never seen a black man being celebrated like that", she said. "It would be a pretty good ticket".