Weekend Reads Trump and Oprah are one in the same

02:16  09 january  2018
02:16  09 january  2018 Source:   macleans.ca

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READ MORE: How one Donald Trump tweet could end the world. Of course, the Weah Rule is not limited to Africa. Businessman Donald Trump and Oprah Winfrey at Tyson vs Holmes Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey January 22 1988.

Businessman Donald Trump and Oprah Winfrey at Tyson vs Holmes Convention Hall in Atlantic Americans who are excited about the chance to put Oprah into the Oval Office trust her to be one of the The process should only take a few minutes, and you're welcome to use the same email address.

Oprah Winfrey wearing a suit and tie: Businessman Donald Trump and Oprah Winfrey at Tyson vs Holmes Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey January 22 1988. (Jeffrey Asher/Getty Images)© Used with permission of / © Rogers Media Inc. 2018. Businessman Donald Trump and Oprah Winfrey at Tyson vs Holmes Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey January 22 1988. (Jeffrey Asher/Getty Images)

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The health of a democracy is inversely proportional to the likelihood a celebrity will win the next leadership race.

Let’s call this the Weah Rule, after George Weah, the newly-elected President of the African republic of Liberia. Weah is a high-school dropout who grew up in the slums of Monrovia. He worked as a switchboard operator for the local telephone company before his soccer skills lifted him up to the national team and eventually to the Premiere League in Europe where he was famous for his dribbling skills. Two weeks ago Weah took over one of the hardest jobs on the planet: leading a country battered by civil war and Ebola, where the GDP per capita is less than a used iPhone.

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But beneath their vastly different images, Winfrey and Trump share the same populist theology. In fact, some argue there is perhaps no one better than Winfrey to represent its influence in American life right now. “ Oprah is no longer a word that just means a person,” says Kathryn Lofton, a Yale religious

If Oprah Winfrey’s “active thinking” about a run for the nation’s top office evolves into a bid to unseat Donald Trump in 2020, there’s one clip of the In the hot seat is a blue-suited, much younger Donald Trump , espousing the same protectionist beliefs that would ultimately land him in the Oval Office.

Why did the people of Liberia choose a high-school drop out with excellent ball handling abilities to tackle the complex economic and governance problems threatening their country? The short answer is that they have given up on the political class who have continually failed them over the last few decades.

Even the incumbent, Nobel Prize winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ultimately let them down. She was extremely good at charming western countries (particularly ours), and shone on the Davos circuit. And, she was relatively good at governing. But she was also very good at promoting her children, and at stashing money offshore, and at interfering in criminal cases against her relatives.

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Trump , 71, is worth .9 billion, according to the same index — hurt by a drop in the value of three office properties in Manhattan. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images). JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 10: Oprah Winfrey hugs one of the girls that she interviewed for her school for

Of course, the Weah Rule is not limited to Africa. In Haiti, in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake and their government’s completely inadequate response, many Haitians turned their hopes to Wyclef Jean, a famous rapper. In the late 1990s, following the crisis plagued Presidency of Fidel Ramos, the Philippines elected the movie star Joseph Estrada. Chronically dysfunctional Pakistan has cricket star Imran Khan. In India, a country long notorious for its corrupt and ineffective parliament, dozens of Bollywood actors have been elected into office.

In all these cases, the people did not vote for the celebrities because they thought singing or acting skills would be a useful in office. Their decision was more emotional. The people, dismayed by their politicians, wanted an avatar—a champion who they trusted, to take control on their behalf. And, while it may not be obvious, an essential element of celebrity is trust.

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Last fall, Oprah Winfrey spoke with 14 Michigan voters, seven of whom voted for Donald Trump . It's the fact that you wanted me to denounce it or I felt the same way. Oprah Winfrey: One person who hasn't been touched by the movement is the president himself.

"Yeah, I'll beat Oprah ," Mr Trump told reporters during a meeting to discuss immigration reform with US senators. Mr Trump said during his meeting on Tuesday that campaigning against Ms Winfrey would be "a lot of fun". He added: "I did one of her last shows.

We instinctively trust the famous people we admire from afar. Without even thinking about it, we assume they are on our side, they will not let us down. In a recent poll by Reader’s Digest magazine, 45 of the 100 most trusted people in America were actors or TV personalities.

Which brings us to Oprah. After a rousing speech at the Golden Globes Awards, America was seized with the possibility she would be running for president. It was leaked soon after that she was exploring the possibility, news that sent millions into an ecstatic fit.

In a matter of hours, the betting houses had already placed her as the seventh most likely candidate to run for office in 2020 with 16 to 1 odds, just ahead of movie star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

The Americans who are excited about the chance to put Oprah into the Oval Office, trust her to be one of the good guys. Which is in stark contrast to the other politicians they compare her to. These are either members of their own party who have failed to meet expectations, or vilified members of the other party. According to Gallup, congress’ approval rating is 17 per cent; the president’s is 39 per cent. Americans of all political stripes believe the political system is a mess, and are desperate for a faithful hero to clean house.

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The same US cable "news" executives who happily enabled an avowed, but endearingly brash, racist's ascendency to the Oval Office are , no doubt, slobbering at the prospect of an Oprah vs Trump showdown on the Potomac.

Yes, Oprah gave the shrug to Trump who once was one of the mogul’s fans. The questions were biased and slanted, the facts incorrect,” Trump tweeted the same day the segment aired, and then he alluded to the rumors of her 2020 presidential bid.

Trump himself is a product of this telescopic trust. Millions of Americans turned to him because they believed he would be their guy, that he would drain the swamp and give the government back to the people.

Will Americans now turn to Oprah as their new savior?

I actually think the odds are much higher than 16 to 1. The state of democracy in the United States is not healthy. Partisanship is at an all time high. Trump has the lowest approval rating of any modern president at this stage in his administration. Gerrymandering has gotten so out of hand that political scientists no longer classify states like South Carolina as meeting the definition of “democratic”.

As a result, according to data from the Pew Research Center, American trust in government has reached an historic low. In this context, I think it is entirely possible that instinct to find a trusted celebrity champion that swept the red states in 2016, will quite possibly sweep the blue states in 2018.

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