Oprah was once Trump’s pick for vice president
THERE'S been a renewed push for Oprah Winfrey to run for US President following her stirring speech at the Golden Globes.
If the queen of TV talk does decide to heed the calls, it's likely to cause serious headaches for Donald Trump - who once endorsed her for office.
A video of a past interview with Trump praising Winfrey has begun recirculating, showing the now-president revealing she'd be his top pick to be vice president.
"Oprah. I love Oprah. Oprah would always be my first choice. Oprah. Oprah, you're a competitor, right?" Trump told Larry King during a rambling interview in 1999, which has been posted on Twitter by UPROXX.
"I'll tell you, she's really a great woman. She's a terrific woman. She's somebody that's very special."
Trump on his dream VP in an interview in 1999: 'Oprah would always be my first choice.' pic.twitter.com/AuTPUT8xH2— UPROXX (@UPROXX) January 8, 2018
The video is again going viral following Winfrey's blistering attack on sexual predators at the annual awards ceremony, where she received the Cecil B. DeMille award and praised the press for its coverage of the sexual harassment and abuse accusations levelled at a number of powerful men.
Trump himself has been accused of being a serial sexual predator by more than a dozen women.
During her acceptance speech, Winfrey thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association "because we all know the press is under siege these days".
"We also know it's the insatiable dedication to uncovering the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and to injustice," she added, in an obvious dig at regular media critic Trump.
"To tyrants and victims, and secrets and lies. I want to say that I value the press more than ever before as we try to navigate these complicated times, which brings me to this: What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have."