In an interview earlier this month, Oprah Winfrey, who was a key figure in launching Barack Obama to the White House, admitted that people don’t like Hillary Clinton.
According to Politico, Winfrey told pastor T.D. Jakes:
The reason why I haven’t been vocal, other than saying I’m with her, is because I didn’t know what to say that could actually pierce through all the noise and the chaos and the disgusting vitriol that’s going on and actually be heard. But there really is no choice, people. All the people sitting around talking about they can’t decide. This is what I what I wanna say — wait a minute,” as Jakes attempted to interrupt, “I hear this all the time. You get into conversations — and there’s not a person in this room who hasn’t been in this same conversation — where people say, ‘I just don’t know if I like her.’”
Winfrey then insisted, “She’s not coming over to your house! You don’t have to like her. You don’t have to like her. Do you like this country? Do you like this country? You better get out there and vote. Do you like the country? Do you like freedom and liberty? Do you like this country? OK. Do you like democracy or do you want a demagogue?”
In June, Winfrey endorsed Clinton, saying, "Regardless of your politics, it’s a seminal moment for women. 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 … I'm with her.”
“She’s not coming over to your house! You don’t have to like her."
Oprah Winfrey on Hillary Clinton
In 2007, after she endorsed Barack Obama over Clinton, Winfrey told Larry King, “I have great respect for Hillary Clinton. I think I’ve said this before and it’s true: Because I am for Barack does not mean I am against Hillary or anybody else. So the fact that I would endorse Barack Obama and the fact that I would support Barack Obama. I have not one negative thing to say about Hillary Clinton.”