Oprah Winfrey has been quiet this election cycle. But don’t take her silence to mean she won’t show up on Election Day, because Hillary Clinton has her vote.
In a T.D. Jakes interview set to air next week, she explains that the tumult of the campaign has kept her from stepping in.
“The reason why I haven’t been vocal, other than saying I’m with her, is because I didn’t know what to say that could actually pierce through all the noise and the chaos and the disgusting vitriol that’s going on and actually be heard,” she says. “But there really is no choice, people.”
Winfrey officially endorsed Clinton for the presidency back in June: “Regardless of your politics, it’s a seminal moment for women,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “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.”
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And she had a stinging answer for those who have an issue with Clinton’s likeability:
“She’s not coming over to your house! You don’t have to like her. You don’t have to like her. Do you like this country? Do you like this country? You better get out there and vote. Do you like the country? Do you like freedom and liberty? Do you like this country? Okay. Do you like democracy or do you want a demagogue?”
Bloop! Oprah has made her point!