When accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment” at the 75th annual Golden Globe awards in Los Angeles Sunday night, Oprah Winfrey made a veiled insult against President Donald Trump, referring to him as a “tyrant.”
Winfrey made the remark while defending the media, which is frequently targeted by Trump, who has labeled the mainstream press “fake news media” and the “enemy of the people.”
“We all know that the press is under siege these days,” Winfrey said, “but we also know that it is the insatiable dedication to uncovering the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and to injustice, to tyrants, and victims, and secrets, and lies.”
“I want to say that I value the press more than ever before,” she said.
“As we try to navigate these complicated times,” Winfrey added, “what I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.”
Winfrey’s remarks were largely aimed at empowering women to fight against sexual harassment, telling them that “a new day is on the horizon” regarding the issue.
Oprah’s impassioned speech motivated her fans, other celebrities and members of the media to call for her to run for president.
— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) January 8, 2018
“A new day is on the horizon…”. @Oprah speech at #GoldenGlobes2018 was a tour de force. It underscores why so many political pros believe Oprah, if she ran, would easily become America’s first woman President. And it wouldn’t matter who the opponent is… #Oprah2020
— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) January 8, 2018
— Amy Kaufman (@AmyKinLA) January 8, 2018