It appears not all celebrities are still enamored with President Barack Obama. Accrding to the New York Post, last summer, President Obama’s pointwoman Valerie Jarrett phoned Winfrey to invite her to join other celebrities including Amy Poehler, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys to meet with the President to discuss how they can help launch his healthcare program. However, Oprah said NO.
As the White House was gearing up to sell ObamaCare to the American people last summer, Valerie Jarrett, the president’s pointwoman on a host of issues, phoned Oprah Winfrey.
She invited the Queen of All Media to join celebrities, including Amy Poehler, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys, to meet with President Obama and discuss how they could generate publicity for his health-care law.
“All of Oprah’s top people thought she would go, because when the president invites you to the White House, most people automatically say yes,” said one of Oprah’s closest advisers. “But Oprah said she didn’t have the time or inclination to go. It wasn’t like she had to think it over. It was an immediate, flat-out, unequivocal no.”
As Newsbusters opines, I guess that Oprah figured out that Obama was not “The One” after all.