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Published On: Mon, Jan 8th, 2018

NBC tweets Oprah Winfrey as ‘Our future President’, then pulls tweet with a ‘story’

Whether Oprah Winfrey may or may not be running against President Trump in 2020, but NBC sounds primed to support President Winfrey, well before realizing they are news outlet and that revealed their true bias.

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“Nothing but respect for OUR future president. #GoldenGlobes” went out on the NBC twitter feed and then the network scrambled to cover their error.

“The tweet was sent out by a third party agency for NBC Entertainment in real time during the live broadcast,” a spokesperson for the Comcast-owned network said this morning of the social media post proclaiming the media mogul “our future president” early in last night’s awards show. “It is in reference to a joke made during the opening monologue and not meant to be a political statement.”

“We have since removed the tweet,” NBC tersely concluded.

The joke in question came from Seth Meyers: “In 2011, I told some jokes about our current president at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner,” the Late Night host told the Golden Globes crowd at the Beverly Hilton on Sunday. “Jokes about how he was unqualified to be president. Some have said that night convinced him to run,” Meyers added. “So if that’s true, I just want to say: Oprah, you will never be president! You do not have what it takes!”

Meyers uttered that punch line, the camera went to Winfrey reacting with laughter in the audience. Soon after, NBC’s tweet in question appeared.

Accepting the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award later in the evening, Winfrey gave a powerful speech that lit up social media with promises of “a new day,” and hopes that the first African-American women to receive the honor would actually pursue a White House bid against Trump.

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