Oprah Winfrey says she wants Disney CEO Bob Iger to be president of the United States
- Oprah made the comment in an interview with Iger for her television network EIGEN
- Iger admitted earlier that he was investigating the idea of a presidential run in 2020
- But the Disney deal to acquire Fox's film and TV resources extended his term of office
- He is now promoting his memoirs and plans to leave Disney at the end of 2021
Oprah Winfrey has said that she wants Bob Iger, CEO of Walt Disney, to be president of the United States.
Winfrey made the comments in an interview with Iger that was broadcast on her on Sunday OWN network, while Iger promotes his new memoir, The Ride of a Lifetime.
& # 39; If Bob Iger had decided to run for president, I would be investigating in Iowa now & # 39 ;, says Winfrey, who has been friends with her media magnate Iger for decades.
& # 39; More than ever, I wish you had done it every day, & # 39; said Winfrey, who had previously been rumored for a presidential run.
Iger admitted last year that he had investigated a presidential course in 2020, but that the plan was aborted when his term at Disney was unexpectedly extended.
After purchasing $ 71.3 billion dollars in 21st Century Fox film and TV assets, the Iger Board asked Iger to remain at the helm of the company until the end of 2021.
Iger told me Fashion he & # 39; believed that there was a need for someone with a higher elected position to be more open-minded. & # 39;
& # 39; The thought I had came from the patriot in me and grew up in a time when we respected our politicians, not only for what they stood for, but also because of what they achieved & he said. & # 39; I am shocked today at the state of America's politics and I will throw stones in multiple directions. & # 39;
Winfrey confessed in the same article that she had been one of those who had forced Iger to flee.
& # 39; Bob is one of the people I respect most in the world, & # 39; she said. & # 39; That is a very short list. He is infinitely capable of multiple categories of expertise, and he has created an environment where you cannot agree with him – and that is not just because I am Oprah. & # 39;
& # 39; I really, really pushed him to become president, so much so that I said to him: & # 39; Gosh, if you ever decide to go to the office, I'll go door to door with leaflets. I will sit down and drink tea with people, & she continued.
Winfrey & # 39; s full interview with Iger is broadcast a special two-hour SuperSoul Sunday from 11 a.m. ET on OWN.
The first hour, Chanel Miller, formerly known as & # 39; Emily Doe & # 39 ;, will be sexually abused on Stanford University campus.
In the interview, Iger also talks about his decision to update the Roseanne revival in 2018, after series star and maker Roseanne Barr tweeted that former Obama assistant Valerie Jarrett, who is African-American, looked like the offspring of the & # 39; Muslim Brotherhood & Planet or the monkeys. & # 39;
Iger says he didn't think there was a circumstance that would make that right & # 39; and that which she had said & # 39; clearly racist & # 39; was according to Variety.
& # 39; It took about five minutes to know what to do, & # 39; he said, adding that that was not a situation that required additional context or explanation.
& # 39; It seemed completely insensitive, completely disrespectful, & # 39; said Iger. & # 39; It was very clear. The decision was easy to make. What she had done was very, very clear. I did not believe that a context could make this better or acceptable or cause us to forgive it. So we did it. And you also know, in today's world, if you have to make a decision, make it – because otherwise the world will make it for you, and that's never good. & # 39;
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