Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama Are Campaigning in Georgia
Look who's taking to the campaign trail (again): Media mogul and former president are doing their best to make Stacey Abrams the next governor of Georgia
Oprah Winfrey is continuing her political streak by campaigning for Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams this week.
Winfrey will be knocking on doors with Abrams on Thursday. If Abrams wins her race, she will become the first black female governor in United States history.
She is running against Republican Brian Kemp, who is currently Georgia’s secretary of state.
The Abrams campaign said Winfrey “will share why she believes Stacey Abrams is the best candidate to represent all of Georgia,” according to Fox News.
Even when Winfrey stops knocking on doors, Abrams will still have plenty of celebrity support. Former President Barack Obama will reportedly campaign for her on Friday.
Actor Will Ferrell also went door to door and campaigned with Abrams last weekend.
Oprah Winfrey has been rumored to be a presidential candidate for the Democratic Party in 2020 and this campaigning no doubt only fuels those rumors.
Earlier this year, Winfrey went political at the Golden Globes. She gave a talk that was less an acceptance speech and more of a campaign speech. Since then rumors have flown back and forth about whether the media mogul would run against Trump.
The president seems to think the idea would be fun.
He said he hopes she runs after she appeared on an episode of “60 Minutes” this year.
“Just watched a very insecure Oprah Winfrey, who at one point I knew very well, interview a panel of people on 60 Minutes. The questions were biased and slanted, the facts incorrect. Hope Oprah runs so she can be exposed and defeated just like all of the others!” he tweeted.
“The press is under siege these days,” Winfrey said at the Golden Globes.
She said the press was seeking to expose the “absolute truth” about “tyrants” in this country.
“A new day is on the horizon,” she promised at one point on the stage.
Winfrey insisted at a Thursday speech in support of Abrams that she has no intention of running for president.
“I’m not running for president,” she said. “I’m not testing any waters.”
Some celebrities have already expressed support for Oprah to run for president.
Filmmaker Michael Moore has said multiple times he would like to see the Democratic Party rely more heavily on celebrity status in 2020.
“We need beloved figures running. Say what you want about Trump, but tens of millions watched his show. We need Tom Hanks, Oprah, Michelle Obama,” Moore said in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
The “Bowling for Columbine” filmmaker’s current anti-Trump film, “Fahrenheit 11/9,” is flopping big-time in theaters.
Check out the trailer for the “documentary” below: