Oprah Winfrey has a message for anyone still undecided about the presidential election: Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is the only reasonable choice ― even if you dislike her.
“There really is no choice, people,” Winfrey told T.D. Jakes during an interview on his namesake show on Winfrey’s OWN network. The full interview is set to air next week.
“All the people sitting around talking about they can’t decide ... this is what I really want to say,” Winfrey said. “I hear this all the time, you get in conversations ... where people say, ‘I just don’t know if I like her.’ She’s not coming over to your house. You don’t have to like her. You don’t have to like her.”
Winfrey suggested there are much bigger questions voters should be asking themselves about this election.
“Do you like this country?” Winfrey asked. “You better get out there and vote. Do you like the country? Do you like freedom and liberty? Do you like Democracy? Or do you want a demagogue?”
Winfrey didn’t mention Republican nominee Donald Trump by name.
Trump is the most unpopular major-party presidential nominee in modern U.S. history. Clinton also has struggled with likability among voters.
Winfrey, who endorsed Clinton earlier this year, hasn’t been an outspoken advocate for the Democratic nominee. She told Jakes that’s largely due to the unusually unpleasant campaign.
Clinton has been plagued by an email scandal in which she used a private server during her time as secretary of state, criticisms of the Clinton Foundation, and an ongoing leak of internal campaign emails. Trump has run one of the nastiest campaigns in U.S. history, repeatedly denigrating women, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, Gold Star families and Muslims.
“The reason why I haven’t been vocal other than saying, ‘I’m with her,’” Winfrey said, “is because I didn’t know what I could say that could actually pierce through all the noise, and the chaos, and the disgusting vitriol that is going on, and actually be heard.”
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.