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Oprah Winfrey. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
Oprah Winfrey. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

"Seminal moment"

Oprah Winfrey endorses Hillary for president

By WITW Staff on June 16, 2016

The endorsements keep rolling in for Hillary Clinton. Daytime television queen Oprah Winfrey endorsed the presumptive Democratic nominee in the 2016 race for the White House in an interview with Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday. “Regardless of your politics, it’s a seminal moment for women,” the TV titan said. “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.” Winfrey also said, “I really believe that is going to happen. It’s about time that we make that decision.” Oprah, it’s worth noting, once upon a time was Donald Trump’s dream running mate.

In other developments, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Clinton is strongly considering one of her recent endorsers as a running mate. The Journal reported that the Clinton campaign is in the midst of vetting U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. After remaining mostly on the sidelines, Warren officially endorsed Clinton a week ago, and she has proved willing and able to tangle with Trump, whom Clinton is set to face off against in the general election. Sources reportedly said Warren has shown some interest in joining the Clinton ticket. Meanwhile, just as interesting as whom Clinton is vetting is whom the Clinton campaign is not considering as a running mate: one Bernie Sanders, who despite having lost the Washington, D.C., primary this week — the final nominating contest of the 2016 election season — is still refusing to concede the race to Clinton.

Read the full story at Entertainment Tonight and Reuters.


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