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Trump turns on "very insecure" Oprah over 60 Minutes clip

President Trump, on January 9th: "Oprah will be lots of fun. I did one of her last shows.... I like Oprah. I don’t think she’s going to run.”

President Trump, late last night:

Selected quotes from Oprah's "60 Minutes Overtime" clip that aired last week:

  • "I think if I was considering a run... I would probably take myself out of the role of journalist or conversationalist or anything, I would take myself out of that. But I don't think so because it wasn't my doing... I was looking for a way to express what was going on in that moment in terms of gender and class and race... I cared about landing that speech in the room, and then I cared about not getting cut off."
  • "I had a lot of wealthy men calling me, telling me they would run my campaign and raise a billion dollars for me. I think that when you have that many people whose opinions you value coming at you, it's worthy of thinking about it."
  • "I've never looked outside for other people to tell me when I should be making a move. And wouldn't I know?"
  • "If God actually wanted me to run, wouldn't God tell me? I haven't heard that."
  • "I do feel that I have a responsibility as a person who has a big voice in this country to use it to promote justice and kindness and goodwill in the world. But it never has felt to me that it was supposed to be political, and it still doesn't feel that way to me."
  • "So I am actually humbled by the fact that people think that I could be a leader of the free world, but it's just not in my spirit. It's not in my DNA."

Flashback: The reactions to Winfrey's Golden Globes speech

Haley Britzky 8 hours ago
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Zuckerberg happy to testify if it is "the right thing to do”

A portrait of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg
A portrait of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: Jaap Arriens / NurPhoto via Getty Images

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he would be "happy" to testify before Congress if it was "the right thing to do," in an interview with CNN's Laurie Segall.

Why it matters: Facebook has been under the microscope lately for what Zuckerberg called earlier today the "Cambridge Analytica situation." Zuckerberg said if he was the "person...who will have the most knowledge," then he'd be the one to testify in the face of Facebook's data-collection situation.

Bob Herman 7 hours ago
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Jamie Dimon's $141 million payday

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon speaks at an event.
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon speaks at an event in 2016. Photo: Win McNamee / Getty Images

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon took home more than $141 million in 2017 after calculating the actual realized value of his stock, according to a preliminary draft of the banking giant's annual proxy document. Dimon's compensation is calculated as $28.3 million when using the estimated fair value of his stock. But that compensation figure doesn't matter as much because it doesn't reflect what executives report in their personal income tax filings.

Why it matters: It's the highest pay package of any active corporate CEO from 2017, based on Securities and Exchange Commission documents that have been filed thus far. Dimon's compensation is also 1,818 times higher than what the average JPMorgan employee makes.