In case you missed it, Oprah Winfrey recently sat down with T.D. Jakes on his self-titled talk show for a candid conversation about the upcoming election. During the episode set to air next Thursday, Oct. 27, the mogul, who’s remained fairly quiet about the 2016 campaign, revealed she hasn’t been very vocal because she didn’t think she’d be heard over the “news, chaos and the disgusting vitriol,” which has plagued the current race for office.
“There really is no choice, people,” explained Winfrey, expressing disbelief that some voters are still undecided. “All the people sitting around talking about they can’t decide. This is what I what I wanna say — wait a minute. I hear this all the time. You get in conversations, and there’s not a person in this room who hasn’t been in the same conversation, where people say, ‘I just don’t know if I like her.'”
However, according to the 62-year-old, you don’t have to be a fan. “She’s not coming over to your house! You don’t have to like her,” Winfrey said, suggesting the election is not a popularity contest. “You better get out there and vote. Do you like freedom and liberty? Do you like democracy or do you want a demagogue? Ok, there you go,” she said, without mentioning Republican Party nominee Donald Trump by name.
The current presidential race has been one of the most ironic, hostile, and dividing in history with each debate leaving a toxic taste in our mouths — in short, a train wreck.
And while both Clinton and Trump have had a colorful backing of supporters at rallies, on social media, even in Hollywood, there is still a small portion of America which remains undecided as to who they’ll vote for on November 8. According to an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, an estimated eight percent, to be exact.
For argument’s sake, (considering the same could be said of Trump), what are your thoughts on Winfrey’s opinion that you don’t have to “like” the President in order for him/her to run the country? Is she spot on or way off? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.