After Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globe Award speech, the news headlines have been a buzzing. Was that her “hat-tip” she is running for office?
Well, according to her longtime lover, that is the case.
CNN’s Brian Stelter reported on it stating she is “actively thinking” about a 2020 presidential campaign.
Stelter received his information from a few of Winfery’s closest friends. This coming just after her longtime love interest, Stedman Graham, spilled the beans to the LA Times, saying she “would absolutely” launch a campaign.
“It’s up to the people,” Stedman Graham told The Times. “She would absolutely do it.”
Gayle King, Winfrey’s best buddy, echoed Graham’s sentiments: “I thought that speech was incredible. I got goosebumps,” she also told The Times.
Should she choose to run against Trump, there is no lack in ammunition against the mega-star.
Back in 2013 Oprah strongly hinted to Anderson Cooper during a CNN interview that Americans are racist — even if they have no “ill will” towards people of color.
Winfrey said, “People don’t feel its race because people don’t call it race…A lot of people think if they think they’re not using the n-word themselves, they physically aren’t using the n-word themselves, and do not harbor ill will towards black people that it’s not racist. But to me, it’s ridiculous to look at that case and not to think that race was involved.”
But the controversy doesn’t stop there. The celebrity invited an Islamic Scholar on her show who believes jihad is a “spiritual battle” and not a “holy war.”
Varun Soni, dean of Religious Life at the University of Southern California, appeared on Winfrey’s “Belief” series. During this segment she dismissed all the terror attacks committed in the name of Islam as a misunderstanding of the religion.
“One of the most misunderstood concepts of Islam is ‘jihad’, which many people interpret as ‘a holy war,'” Soni said. “But there is nothing holy about war. What ‘jihad’ actually represents is an internal struggle, the battle that is raging in our own heart. And all of our religious traditions talk about that internal struggle. In that respect, jihad is not just a Muslim idea but it’s a reality of the human condition.”
Clearly, Winfrey and Soni are in denial.
Islam’s holy dude, Mohammad, speaks of jihad, a holy war, consistently throughout the Quran. The very word jihad, since its first use, was reference to armed conflict.
This “greater jihad,” where there is a spiritual battle against sin, has only been a concept in Islamic teachings in the 11th century.
If you don’t think that is so bad, how about Winfrey’s loose ended suggestion of genocide?
Back in 2013 she said entire generations “just have to die” to solve the racism problem. Speaking to BBC’s Will Gompertz, Winfrey was asked if the racism problem was solved.
Her reply: “Of course problem is not solved. You know, as long as people can be judged by the color of their skin, problem’s not solved. As long as there are people who still, there’s a whole generation – I say this, you know, I said this, you know, for apartheid South Africa, I said this for my own, you know, community in the south – there are still generations of people, older people, who were born and bred and marinated in it, in that prejudice and racism, and they just have to die.”
Mentally stable Oprah Winfrey says everyone who she thinks is racist has “to die.” pic.twitter.com/3GaGOre9c4
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) January 9, 2018
Finally it seems like the superstar likes to falsely accuse others of racism too.
Using her power to accuse a store clerk of racism, when journalists discovered the clerk it was very clear they and the store were not, and Winfrey was a liar:
“This is not true. This is absurd. I would never say something like that to a customer. Really, never. Good manners and politeness are the Alpha and the Omega in this business,” the woman told SonntagsBlick.
“It is absolutely not true that I declined to show her the bag on racist grounds. I even asked her if she wanted to look at the bag,” she said.
“I didn’t hurt anyone. I don’t know why someone as great as her must cannibalize me on TV. … If it had all taken place as she claimed, why has she not complained the next day at the wedding of Tina Turner with Trudie Goetz, my boss? She was there also at the Turner wedding as a guest. I don’t understand it. … I spoke to Oprah Winfrey in English. My English is OK but not excellent, unfortunately. … I didn’t know who she was when she came into the store. That wouldn’t have made any difference if I had.”
Winfrey’s only reply was a half-hearted apology and it wasn’t even to the clerk she lied about. She was sorry the story became blown up in the news.
“I think that incident in Switzerland was just an incident in Switzerland,” Winfrey told reporters. “I’m really sorry that it got blown up. I purposefully did not mention the name of the store. I’m sorry that I said it was Switzerland.”
Watch out Winfrey, presidential campaigns get ugly and this is what was revealed with just a little digging. Imagine what would come up if we did a deep dive.