It didn’t take long for “Oprah in 2020” to start trending after the one-named icon’s stirring Golden Globes speech on Sunday night.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, considering his gift for exploiting political and cultural fault lines, one of the first to connect the media and philanthropic queen to electoral gold was none other than Donald Trump, who has said in the past that the two on a presidential ticket would win “easily.”

But did Trump also see her as the competition that could be his undoing?

All those Americans who lobbed familiar insults at multimillionaire celebrities using their moment in the Golden Globes spotlight to make a personal, social or political statement (“what do they know … they should stick to entertainment”) may be criticizing Oprah as stateswoman now. They used the same criticism against then-candidate Barack Obama.

Those detractors are missing the point.

Read more at Roll Call


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