So it makes sense that back in 1999, when Donald Trump first threatened to run for president, he suggested Oprah would make a good Vice Presidential candidate, telling Larry King, “she’s popular, she’s brilliant. She’s someone very special”.
16 years later, Trump’s not backing down, saying yesterday:
“She’s great, she’s talented, she’s a friend of mine. She’s a good person. I’ve been on her show. In fact, I was on her show her last week, she said, ‘Could I be on her show with the whole family?’ I like Oprah. I mean, is that supposed to be a bad thing? I don’t think so…I think Oprah would be great. I’d love to have Oprah. I think we’d win easily, actually.”
Even though Oprah campaigned for Obama in 2007, and is left-wing on foreign policy and gay rights, a lot of conservative men also really like her because she’s the ultimate example of capitalism at its best. That a person with everything against her (very low socioeconomic background, dark skinned black, sexually abused, illegitimate, born in the deep South) can through sheer talent, rise up to become at times, the richest and most admired self-made woman in the World, is a triumph of the American dream.
It’s also reflects the importance of brain size, since as I previously documented, Oprah is not just the most successful member of her race and her gender, but arguably the biggest brained member too.
Praising Oprah also reflects Trump’s political savvy. A lot of black people are still bitter at Trump for forcing president Obama to reveal his birth certificate, as though Trump were some cop carding a black thug on the street. Yesterday I saw an ultra-left wing black woman on MSNBSC bashing trump quite ferociously, but when they rolled the clip of him praising Oprah, she suddenly softened and was no longer tough on him.
This is an example of ethnic genetic interests. While whites see Oprah as their black best friend, for blacks the bond goes much deeper. Not only did their mothers and grandmothers watch Oprah, but Oprah is like their high achieving big sister. She looks like them, shares copies of their genes, and her talent, charisma and success makes them turn to her for racial leadership. When Oprah endorsed Obama in 2007, blacks (who initially avoided him) suddenly got in line in droves.
In the extremely unlikely event Oprah would agree to be on Trump’s ticket, many blacks would vote Republican for the first time in their lives. Also because Trump, with his ostentatious display of wealth, bling, and gangster like trash talk, resembles hip-hop culture.