Oprah Winfrey's speech at the Golden Globe awards last night has a lot of people wondering if she's considering a run for President of the United States.
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) January 9, 2018
A White House spokesliar said Trump would happily run against the media mogul as an opponent in the 2020 presidential race. Public response on social media to Oprah's awards show speech suggests that many Americans would welcome her in the race, too. Winfrey, who is 63, received the Cecil B. DeMille award for achievement, and Twitter lit up as she delivered her acceptance speech with “#Oprahforpresident” and “#Oprah2020.”
I'm fine with that. But let's hope we don't have to wait until 2020 for Trump to be out of office.
She is actively thinking about a run, CNN reported on Monday, citing two of her close friends. CNN did not name the friends, who it said had spoken on condition of anonymity. At least one emphasized that Winfrey had made no firm decision.Winfrey has said in the past she is not interested in running for president, but the Los Angeles Times quoted Stedman Graham, Winfrey’s longtime partner in business and life, as saying on Sunday that, “It’s up to the people ... She would absolutely do it.”
Wearing a black gown to show support for victims, she used her platform to promote the “Time’s Up” movement against sexual harassment and assault, throwing her support behind others who have exposed sexual misconduct in Hollywood and elsewhere in politics and the media.