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If Oprah Winfrey decides to challenge President Donald in the 2020 US general election, she'll have the full-throated support of arguably Hollywod's most powerful director behind her.
'I think Oprah Winfrey would make an absolutely brilliant president' Oscar-winning director Steven Speilberg said while speaking with The Guardian newspaper on Thursday.
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Spielberg, currently in the UK promoting his new movie The Post, added: 'If she declares, I will back her.'
Speculation over Winefrey's possible presidential aspiration ran rampant this week after the long-time public figure gave a powerful speech at the Golden Globes Sunday night, proclaiming 'a new day is on the horizon' in America.
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And a snapshot of her chances look good at the moment.
Rasmussen Reports found that Winfrey attracts 76 per cent of, 44 per cent of unaffiliated voters and even 22 per cent of to rout Trump from the White House 48 to 38 per cent. However, 14 per cent of the electorate was undecided.
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'She is crackerjack on the money on women's issues and I call her the ambassador of empathy,' Speilberg gushed over the TV mogul, who he directed in the critically acclaimed film, The Color Purple back in 1985.
'And our country could use a dose of empathy right now.'
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Considered to be the most commercially successful movie director of all time, Spielberg went on to say that despite Winfrey's considerable lack of political experience, the country needs a leader who puts the needs of others before their own.
'I think we need a mindful, empathetic human being in the White House who understands...
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