CNY reacts to speculation of Oprah Winfrey presidential run

Oprah Winfrey / AP photo

Television personality Oprah Winfrey’s speech at the Golden Globe Awards Sunday night in Hollywood created a big buzz Monday of speculation about whether she'd run for president in 2020.

Winfrey has not acknowledged whether she would run or not.

Winfrey was the first black woman to win the Golden Globe Cecil B DeMille Award, which is awarded for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.”

In her acceptance speech, Winfrey talked about the #Metoo movement which took Hollywood by storm this year — with women standing up against sexual harassment and assault— and she made a call to action for a different future for the next generation of women.

Many people in central New York have strong opinions about whether she should face Donald Trump in the next election to lead the country.

"Oprah is a very positive force. She helps people," said Annette Bailey. "She just tries to empower everyone and she is wonderful and I would love to see her run against Trump. It would be wonderful and I would vote for her."

There are those who are concerned about entertainment leaders running for such high an office with no political experience, a new norm Trump set in motion by claiming victory in 2016.

"We would all like to see it, but realistically we all know that to have realistic change into like, effectively change how this whole thing is really going into really drain the swamp, we need to get actual people in there...we can’t do that if we just have celebrity personalities," said Anthony Gelormino.

Interestingly enough, President Trump said in an interview with Larry King back in 1999 that he would choose Oprah as his vice president if he were to run for president.

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