Oprah: 'Not Trying to Test Any Waters' With Abrams Speeches

02 November, 2018, 14:40 | Author: Angel Logan
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"I don't want to run, OK?"

Oprah Winfrey is in Georgia today, too, knocking on doors and giving a speech to support Democrat Stacey Abrams, who is in a remarkably tight race for governor. "This is really going to make [Abrams], I think, the next governor of the state of Georgia".

Abrams is running on a campaign that includes Medicaid expansion, and "common-sense gun control", Winfrey noted.

"Oprah's liked me very much, I've always liked her", Trump said, noting that he was a guest on her show during it's last week on television.

But after her speech, in a sit-down interview with Abrams - reminiscent of the 25-year television run of her daytime television show - she noted they were "just two women from MS".

Winfrey also said she invited herself to campaign for Abrams, and had not been brought in by anybody but herself.

John Lewis, an icon of the Civil Rights movement and the dance floor, provided some needed respite by getting down to the song "Happy" by Pharrell Williams before a rally for Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

Winfrey praised Abrams for "standing strong for the values that matter to me and the values that matter to Georgians all over this state". Winfrey continued, despite the woman's surprise. "I'm kind of a big deal too and I've got a message, I've got a message for all of Stacey Abrams' liberal Hollywood friends".

Georgia, however, is home to a booming film industry, thanks to more than $1 billion in tax credits over the past decade, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

"I said, when we were watching it, 'If that women can get folks to eat pizza with a cauliflower crust on it, she is going to get that woman elected the first black female governor.' She took people to church", the co-host added.

Winfrey and Abrams greet a crowd gathered for a town hall conversation in Marietta, Ga.

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