The Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their families has drawn outrage and disgust from a number of critics, including singer John Legend and former first lady Laura Bush.
The billionaire talk show host tweeted about her heartbreak about seeing “babies torn from their parents” at the border. Winfrey’s best friend, Gayle King of CBS This Morning, will be covering the immigration detention center in Texas this week.
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) June 18, 2018
While Winfrey’s message angered many POTUS supporters, it also spurred fresh calls for her to run against Trump next time. The 64-year-old media mogul — who just inked a major deal with Apple — has spent most of 2018 fending off rumors that she’ll make a 2020 presidential bid, though Trump has shared his desire for a face-off.
“Hope Oprah runs so she can be exposed and defeated just like all of the others!” he tweeted in February.
Ultimately, most commenters just want Winfrey to take action — whether it means running for president or simply using her power for good.
Oprah, you're one of the few people in this country with the power to mobilize & demand answers. Don't WATCH Gayle. Get out, get on the phone, get your famous friends together to DO SOMETHING. We can't watch this happen, we must ACT. You have power – please use it!
— Christy Sturm (@christysturm) June 18, 2018
Oprah please use your influence here
— Teresa Eller (@eller_teresa) June 18, 2018
Oprah 2020!? …although you won't do it because you know you would win…but it wouldn't be fair to inherit the task of really making America great again…
— Kenya DuBois (@kenyadubois) June 18, 2018
We need your help us? We need voices like yours. Help those kids.
— liz (@lizhauler) June 18, 2018
Will Winfrey’s influence make a difference or just result in another Twitter attack from Trump?
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