Oprah Winfrey: You ‘Don’t Have to Like’ Hillary Clinton to Vote for Her

Oprah Winfrey officially endorsed Hillary Clinton for president back in June by saying it’s “about time” Americans elect a female president. But since then, she has been nearly silent about the presidential race. Now, in excerpts from an interview set to air next week, Winfrey explains that silence. “The reason why I haven’t been vocal, other than saying I’m with her, is because I didn’t know what to say that could actually pierce through all the noise and the chaos and the disgusting vitriol that’s going on and actually be heard,” she says. “But there really is no choice, people.” In response to those who say, “I just don’t know if I like her,” Winfrey adds, “She’s not coming over to your house! You don’t have to like her. You don’t have to like her. Do you like this country? Do you like this country? You better get out there and vote. Do you like the country? Do you like freedom and liberty? Do you like this country? OK. Do you like democracy or do you want a demagogue?”