Trump, Oprah go head to head on US campaign trail

Minnie Murray
November 2, 2018

"She's a great speaker, but I liked her better when she was giving away Toyotas and refrigerators", Ingraham said.

Oprah Winfrey is in Georgia today, too, knocking on doors and giving a speech to support Democrat Stacey Abrams, who is in a remarkably tight race for governor.

In another video, Winfrey said, "It's my very first time ever canvassing for anybody, and it has been a really interesting experience because when you knock on a door, you don't know what people are going to do or say or how they're going to react. Come on, Oprah! It's dehumanizing, it's completely baseless, it's totally cruel, and again I say, you're much better than that and you're much bigger than that".

She made a decision to lend her celebrity, she said, after watching how Abrams "handles" herself "in the midst of the onslaught of hate and vitriol". "She cares about medicaid expansion, keeping families together", she said.

The president noted that he would travel to Georgia in the remaining days left before the election to support Republican candidate Brian Kemp.

In a rousing speech in the Republican-leaning suburbs of Atlanta, Oprah Winfrey urged voters on Thursday to make history by backing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in next week's election.


Winfrey pointed out that she's an Independent, and she votes for her "values". "Rather it lives and thrives in making sure that everybody is lifted by the community", Winfrey said.

Georgia, however, is home to a booming film industry, thanks to more than $1 billion in tax credits over the past decade, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

She shared, "Georgia you've been on my mind and here's why".

"And I've got a message for all of Stacey Abrams' liberal Hollywood friends: This ain't Hollywood".

The hotly contested Georgia governor's race has garnered national attention and is now neck and neck.

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