After Hillary Clinton won her last primary in D.C., Oprah Winfrey has decided to back the presumptive Democratic nominee. Winfrey highlighted the historical nature of the race, in that Hillary is the first woman to be nominated for president.
Winfrey was hopeful that Hillary Clinton was going to make history, and addressed her opinions and endorsement to Entertainment Tonight‘s Nancy O’Dell to say as much.
“I really believe that is going to happen,. It’s about time that we make that decision.”
The media mogul continued, “Regardless of your politics, it’s a seminal moment for women. 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.”
Solidifying her support for Mrs. Clinton, Winfrey said, “I’m with her,” which is the slogan Clinton has taken up throughout her campaign for presidency.
Mrs. Clinton thanked Oprah via Twitter for her support:
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 16, 2016
— Ghuganaut Ent (@GhuganautEnt) June 16, 2016
Some were not happy with her endorsement for Hillary Clinton:
Oprah Winfrey has endorsed Hillary Clinton. “You get a crook! And you get a crook! And you get a crook!”
— Corey Deitz (@CoreyDeitz) June 16, 2016
Oprah Winfrey isn’t the only person with major power and influence that endorsed Hillary Clinton. President Barack Obama also endorsed her as well, to the shock and surprise of many, considering the two had bad blood which stemmed from the last time Hillary ran for office, which dates back to 2008.
In a video, President Obama said of Hillary Clinton, “I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office.”
He continued, “I want those of you who have been with me since the beginning of this incredible journey to be the first to know that I’m with her. I am fired up. And I can’t wait to get out there and campaign with Hillary.”
— Boing Boing (@BoingBoing) June 9, 2016
Mrs. Clinton tweeted at the President of the United States after the video was released:
Honored to have you with me, @POTUS. I’m fired up and ready to go! -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 9, 2016
Bernie Sanders, a candidate who is also running for the Democratic nomination, met with Hillary Clinton after she won the last primary in D.C. According to NBC, the meeting ran two hours long and the two touched on unifying the party as well as other issues at hand.
A Clinton official told NBC News, “The two discussed a variety of progressive issues where they share common goals like raising wages for working families, eliminating undisclosed money in politics and reducing the cost of college for students and their families.”
The official also said that their discussion was about “unifying the party,” which is a must, given the current state of politics.
Many wondered if this meeting was for the two candidates to discuss whether or not Sanders would be a good VP for Clinton’s campaign, but according to a source, Clinton is not considering Sanders as a VP option. It’s also said that Sanders does not view Clinton as “a partner” and his interests lie with the Democratic Party.
A poll released by Bloomberg mentioned that many hope Hillary Clinton will ask Senator Elizabeth Warren for VP, while some hope that she will pick Senator Cory Booker, and others hope HUD Secretary Julian Castro would be a pick as well.
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