Oprah Winfrey was with best friend Gayle King Wednesday evening as they helped unveil a new museum on Liberty Island in New York City.
“It’s pretty emotional to see her this close,” Winfrey said of seeing the Statue of Liberty.
The duo were among some of the first people to see the new museum, which opened to honor the legacy and impact of the Statue of Liberty.
Winfrey recorded video with her cellphone, just like any excited tourist.
She also seemed to take a shot at President Trump’s call for a border wall, saying, “Open borders not closed borders.”
She continued: “They’re the words that I believe will carry us forward always, if we chose, in this critical time, let freedom ring!”
David Letterman was also there, as was Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, whose date was his dad. Candice Bergen, Gloria Estefan, Tony Bennett, and designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg, were all in attendance.
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Oprah Winfrey Says America Needs “Open Arms And Not Closed Borders” – Blogged By: @carmen.roxanna (📹 AP/YT) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Media mogul #OprahWinfrey delivered a keynote speech at a gala in New York City, in celebration of the new Statue of Liberty Museum this week. Just before touring the museum, Oprah spoke to the press about the significance of the Statue of Liberty and revealed where she wants the country to be. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Oprah said, “It’s important that we establish that we are a country that has open arms and not closed borders for people. It’s important because we let people know why America is what it is. It’s about an ideal, and that ideal is freedom for everybody.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to the Associated Press, Oprah was a keynote speaker at the gala along with comedian Seth Meyers, and kicked off her speech with a history lesson for the audience. She spoke about the history of the Statue of Liberty and how between the 1880s and the 1990s, 23.5 million immigrants came to the U.S. from countries such as England, Italy, Poland, Jamaica, Germany, Hungary, and Scandinavia. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She said, “[They] came from famine in search of food, from poverty in search of opportunity. They came from violence in search of peace. They came from oppression in search of freedom. They were young, they were old, they were Jewish, they were Catholic, they were educated, they were not. But for all their differences, each of them came seeking one thing: the American dream.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, Oprah also pointed out that America hasn't always done a great job of providing….…to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)
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