The mainstream media is nothing if not a sworn enemy to Donald J. Trump. Thus, on CBS This Morning Tuesday, the panel delighted in the notion of Oprah Winfrey challenging the President in the 2020 election.
Co-host Gayle King -- who can be forgiven for her bias due to being Winfrey's best friend -- told the media mogul:
"Nobody should be convinced to run for the presidency, but I also think you have a very unique ability in terms of healing and connecting all people."
Not so humbly, Oprah affirmed:
"I have great compassion for people. I do that."
As part of her pitch, King referenced the late poet Maya Angelou:
"What do you think Maya would say? It's one of these times I really wish Maya was here. What do you think she would say? You would certainly ask her."
For a moment, correspondent Bianna Golodryga seemed to be playing devil's advocate:
"I read somebody said that if you ran, the day you decided to run, half of the country would hate you immediately."
"Why are you telling her that, Bianna?" King asked. With co-host John Dickerson smiling along, Golodryga clarified:
"Because I feel that she could overcome it! She could overcome it! It doesn't have to be! There's always hope. There's always hope."
Hope, indeed -- to the Left -- would be the end of Donald Trump's presidency.
In a Trump/Winfrey battle for the Whitehouse, how objective could King be? According to the billionaire's closest pal, very:
"Somebody told me, 'You'd have to leave your job at CBS.' I go, 'Why do I have to leave my job at CBS?' I could be very impartial. I could be very impartial."
Why start now?
The media are in love with the notion of Oprah "compassionately" taking over the White House for the Democratic Party and "connecting all people" -- except Republicans, of course. One can hardly imagine the CBS This Morning crew gushing nearly so much over Trump's announcement to run for a second term.