Oprah for President draws a lot of reactions from Lady Gaga, Donald Trump and the social media

Oprah for President draws a lot of reactions from Lady Gaga, Donald Trump and the social media

There are reports that Oprah is ‘actively thinking’ about running in 2020 for the US Presidency after her speech on gender equality prompted a standing ovation at the Golden Globes.

Media mogul and LGBT ally Oprah spoke out as she became the first African-American woman to be awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.”

In response to the incredible speech, Lady Gaga tweeted: “Oprah for President? She’s got my vote.”

One fan endorsed both women, writing: “YOU FOR VICE? MY VOTE FOR SURE.”

Others were not so sure.

There was one endorsement of Oprah’s speech which came from a more unlikely source.

That’s right, President Donald Trump’s daughter. And expectedly, Ivanka was swiftly slammed on twitter. Among the reactions was a tweet from political commentator Keith Olbermann: “Spoiler Alert: it was about your father.”

The clapback didn’t stop there. Alyssa Milano, co-founder of Time’s Up, the legal defence fund and campaign set up to combat sexual harassment, also responded to Ivanka on Twitter.

The Twitter exchanges have opened up a wider debate on the cult of celebrity versus political experience. With businessman-turned-TV celebrity Trump becoming an anti-LGBT President, some have concerns over celebrities being pitched as holders of political office.

“An understanding of the structure of our political system is important, though,” one person wrote. “Even Raegan was governor before he became president. I think we’ve learned our lesson about electing someone who has no idea how the system works.”

Another person agreed, writing: “Yes. And it’s a false choice that we must choose between experience and good leadership. There are people with both.”

Donald Trump, in response to the rumors about Oprah running for president, quickly went on the offensive.

“Yeah, I’ll beat Oprah,” he said, smugly, at a press gathering. “Oprah would be a lot of fun. I like Oprah.”

Trump went on to say that he doesn’t think “she’s gonna run” and insisted that he knows her “very well.”

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4 Comments

  1. Canis VY Majoris
    January 10, 10:03 Reply

    I love Oprah, but naaa she’s not a qualified candidate. But you never know with Americans these days, with the way they’re going don’t be surprised if they elect a Dog with the right publicity as President. Oh wait, they already have.

  2. pankar
    January 10, 12:21 Reply

    There’s nothing so special about leadership. She’s a ‘country’ man that means she’s been following her country’s politics for time enough and she’s a great leader. She’s of age too

  3. Cleo
    January 11, 13:06 Reply

    ummmm Beyoncé for president. ok Vice?

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