“Oprah Winfrey can raise our moral standing in the world”

Oprah Winfrey’s speech at the 75th Golden Globes on Sunday has sparked calls for a possible presidential run in 2020. During the speech, Winfrey lamented:

…we all have lived, too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men. For too long, women have not been heard or believe if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men.

Rev Jesse Jackson Sr took to Twitter to praise Winfrey as “eminently qualified to be President” who can “raise our moral standing in the world.” Celebrities soon jumped on board in favor of the idea, with TMZ reporting support from Christian Slater, Laurence Fishburne, Andy Samberg, Geoff Stults and Eric McCormack.

NBC tweeted a photo of Winfrey, stating: “Nothing but respect for OUR future president. #GoldenGlobes” Later the network deleted the post and issued a statement claiming “it [was] in reference to a joke made during the monologue and not meant to be a political statement.”

Actor James Woods added to NBC’s retraction, saying: “But assure our followers we will still work behind the scenes to enable the #DNC agenda as always!”

Woods also responded to the speech by posting three photos of Winfrey along side her friend who began the #metoo movement, for all the wrong reasons:

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