CNN Host Pleads On-Air to Oprah: ‘Stop Trump’ [VIDEO]
Oprah Winfrey is an incredibly rich and famous billionaire television mogul, publisher, business woman and entrepreneur. She’s also an outspoken liberal Democrat, which is puzzling when you consider her background:
Oprah got into television in the MidWest (Chicago) a long, long, time ago – when racism was REAL racism, sexism was a part of common, everyday life and the entertainment business was shut off from blacks, average-looking, poor, unconnected folk.
In case you didn’t know it, Oprah started her chosen career as an overweight, poor, black, female in a white man’s world (how much whiter do you get than Phil Donahue?) and yet she rose up to become a beloved celebrity – she’s nothing short of incredible!
Oh, and she has been rewarded with billions. That’s $BILLIONS… with a “B”…
How’d she do it? Not simple, but easy to explain: Talent, perseverance, boot-strap pulling and good-old fashioned damn-the-torpedoes, out of my way, hard-core, hard-ass, hard work and yes, Capitalism.
No excuses, no whining, no sick days, no showing up late, no safe spaces, no leaving early, no vagina hats – but plenty of innovation, trial-and-error, ignoring the naysayers and laughing at anyone who says, “you can’t make it”; “you can’t do it that way”; or any dope who lays discrimination on you of any kind.
Oprah didn’t listen to a word of it and didn’t let anything stop her. And only in America Oprah could you have become a Billionaire doing what you did on your own.
… I know it sounds like I’m describing someone right out of the Tea Party, eh? But I swear – that is the impressive and only way you can be a self-made billionaire. And bless her heart, Oprah Winfrey deserves every penny of it.
Weird, because now that Oprah’s got hers, it feels like she doesn’t want anybody else to because I’ve never heard her utter a single word of advice to people young and old, male or female, black, white, brown, whatever – to do the things she did to make it.
Instead, her strong solutions are to vote for the skin color, vote for the vagina, food stamps, it’s not your fault, read the book “The Secret” and you’ll win the lottery, here’s a car, white people are the reason you don’t have a nice house, abortion is the answer, Hillary Clinton is a strong role model.
We all know, including Oprah, that if you take that advice – you’re not becoming a billionaire or amounting to anything in life – so: WTF Oprah? No room at the top?
The other night CNN’s Van Jones sat down with Oprah Winfrey and told her how much he missed seeing her on television and pleaded with her to give “us” “hope” for America’s future with President Trump in office. “We miss you so much! Do you miss us?” the CNN host gushed over Oprah, who the left desperately wants to see challenge Trump in 2020.
This was, of course, the perfect match for a narcissist such as Oprah. The only thing she really needs in life is for people to love her and praise her. But Van Jones wasn’t done by a long shot:
“It meant so much to us,” Jones praised, [but] I have to let you know how it is for us now,” he said somberly. Jones aligned Winfrey with the Obamas and bemoaned how there was no “hope” anymore because of the events that have led to Trump being in the White House, “We had you. We had the Obamas in the White House. Even on a bad day, you had a North Star. You had some hope. And then it was like the universe looked just said, psych! And threw us in the toilet and closed the lid and now we’re just stuck in this crazy situation, swirling,” he stated.
“We have each other,” Winfrey told Van Jones, before urging him to stay away from the “hysteria and negativity.” “I have to just say everybody is feeding yourself on the hysteria and negativity. You got to stay in the light,” Winfrey lectured, before plugging her new movie, A Wrinkle In Time. The Disney movie removed references to Christianity in the storyline and is tanking at the box office as a result.
Even though Jones was obviously referring to President Trump and his administration, Winfrey instead cited the violence in the culture as “the darkness” instead, citing the recent Parkland shooting, as well as Ferguson and the gun violence on the streets of Chicago, urging Jones to not give away “energy” to your “opponents.” It was a deflection to keep from broaching the subject of President Trump head on and to sidestep the issue of running for the presidency.
OPRAH WINFREY: So if you put the focus on, look at what happened with the darkness that showed up in Parkland and the darkness that showed up on the streets of Ferguson and the darkness in many, many, many, many, many, many homes in Chicago with shootings and senseless murders…do not give your energy to the other side. Do not spend all your time talking about your opponents. Do not give your energy to that which you really don’t believe in.
“But help us, though!” Jones unceremoniously begged, stating that he tried to stay positive, but was always confronted by his peers to “go low” and fight the “Nazis” on the other side. “I go out there and I try to tell people, let’s not become what we are fighting. Let’s not be what we’re fighting. They tell me, shut up, Van, because we got bigots out here, we got Nazis out here, we’re getting bullied, we are tired of going high. We want to go low and kick them in the private parts!” he whined.
Winfrey told Van Jones to stay a “warrior of light.” “I believe it, I believe it! [But] how?” the CNN host said with exasperation before pleading for Winfrey to help him not “freak out” every day by how awful things are with Trump in office. “Listen, I need help. I wake up in the morning, I’m trying to be a warrior of the light, and I reach for my cell phone, and I look at it, and I just start freaking out, and I freak out the whole day… What do you do?” Jones complained.
Oprah told Van Jones to put down his cell phone and just be grateful for being alive. “You think you can fight it [the negativity] head on. You cannot meet it head on and fight it. You have to transcend it,” Winfrey told Jones. Both then praised one another for their television specials. They also told each other they were bipartisan and were trying to “bridge the gap.”
Many see Oprah’s appearances, advice, etc. as laying the groundwork for a 2020 presidential run. Those such as Van Jones are showing desperation over the issue. Although she once again avowed not to run while appearing with Van Jones. Given his panic, Van Jones could not have been comforted by those words from Oprah Winfrey.