After President Trump was sworn into office last year, celebrities have been lining up to take Trump on in 2020. The latest to say she might be interested in the Oval Office was talk show guru Oprah Winfrey. Oprah received the Cecil B. DeMille award last Sunday night at the Golden Globe Awards. During her acceptance speech, Oprah hinted that she might be considering a presidential run in 2020. Her speech has much of the country lamoring with excitement – but not everybody.
After hearing her bold message and seeing all of the buzz it created, an Arizona man decided that he would create some anti-Oprah gear and try and cash in on an Oprah presidential run. According to TMZ, “There’s at least one person who really doesn’t wanna see Oprah in the White House — and he’s aiming to make some cash on the anti-O movement if she runs in 2020.
An Arizona man applied for the rights to use “NOprah” earlier this month on shirts, jackets, shoes, pants and other garments … presumably to sell.
The guy, who only wanted to be ID’d as Lewis, tells TMZ … he filed for the “NOprah” trademark because he saw a swirl of opposition to a possible O run. He says enough already with celebs in the Oval.
Lewis says he’s not sure if he wants to start selling the clothing now or wait until the ‘Oprah for Prez’ thing is more of a reality.
One last thing … Lewis tells us he personally likes Oprah — just not for President.”
When President Trump was asked what he thought of Oprah, he said this according to the Washington Post.
“Yeah, I’d beat Oprah,” Trump said before quickly switching gears. “Oprah would be a lot of fun. I know her very well… I like Oprah. I don’t think she’s gonna run.”
In the same article, Oprah’s longtime friend said,
“I’m thinking she is not going to be running for president,” Winfrey’s best friend, Gayle King, said Tuesday on CBS This Morning. “I do think she is very intrigued, and I also say, as I’ve heard for many years on the ‘Oprah Winfrey Show,’ you always have the right to change your mind. But that is certainly not something she’s considering right now.”
Whether “O” runs or not is yet to be seen, but just in case, Lewis in Arizona is getting all the licensing rights ready to go, just in case.