Oprah Winfrey On Trump Presidency: ‘Hope Is Still Alive’

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

Oprah Winfrey said after seeing president-elect Donald Trump meet in the oval office with President Barack Obama that “hope is still alive.”

The 62-year-old talk show host, who supported Hillary Clinton in the election, told the Associated Press on Thursday that she is not as worried as she was on election night about the next four years following Trump’s acceptance speech and his meeting at the White House. (RELATED: Hollywood Reacts To Obama And Biden Speeches At DNC)

Entertainer and producer Oprah Winfrey arrives to introduce a clip from her Best Feature nominated film "Selma" at the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California February 21, 2015. REUTERS/Adrees Latif/File Photo

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“I could sense, maybe I’m wrong, but I could sense from Donald Trump’s body language even when he came out for the acceptance speech, that brotha has been humbled by this whole thing,” Winfrey said. “I think it’s a humbling process that now you literally have the weight of the world on your shoulders.” (RELATED: Oprah Winfrey Endorses Hillary Clinton For President)

Winfrey added that her new positive outlook came after hearing Obama talk about the two teams working together for a smooth transition of power.

The talk show host came out and voiced her support for Clinton over the summer in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.

“I’m with her,” Winfrey said. “Regardless of your politics, it’s a seminal moment for women. What this says is, there is no ceiling, that ceiling just went boom! It says anything is possible when you can be leader of the free world.”

Winfrey said at the time she really believed a woman would be elected president.

“I really believe that is going to happen. It’s about time that we make that decision.”

Katie Jerkovich



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