Stephen Bannon reportedly believes it wouldn't take Oprah 2020 for the beloved talk show host and lifestyle guru to unseat President Trump, Politico Playbook reports. In excerpts from the new paperback version of Josh Green's Devil's Bargain, Bannon reportedly discusses his own political ambitions, as well as his belief that Oprah Winfrey could be the one to get the ball rolling on Trump's impeachment.
According to Bannon, it would go something like this: Oprah would campaign for the Democrats, energizing a movement that would flip the House "and they'd race to impeach [Trump]," Politico Playbook writes. "The anti-patriarchy movement is going to undo 10,000 years of recorded history," Bannon is quoted as saying in Devil's Bargain. "You watch. The time has come. Women are gonna take charge of society. And they couldn't juxtapose a better villain than Trump. He is the patriarch."
Bannon additionally deemed Winfrey's stirring Golden Globes speech "a definitional moment in the culture" and said "it'll never be the same going forward."
While Oprah has made no comment about campaigning for Democrats, she has apparently ruled out her own run. "It's not something that interests me," she said last month. "I don't have the DNA for it."