|Oprah Winfrey at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards|
After Oprah Winfrey’s appearance at the Golden Globe Awards last night where she was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award, folks are framing her brilliant nine minute speech as totally presidential and the hashtag #Oprah2020 began trending.
Today, CNN is reporting that Ms. Winfrey is indeed considering a run for the White House.
The two friends, who requested anonymity in order to speak freely, talked in the wake of Winfrey’s extraordinary speech at the Golden Globes Sunday night, which spurred chatter about a 2020 run.
Some of Winfrey’s confidants have been privately urging her to run, the sources said.
One of the sources said these conversations date back several months. The person emphasized that Winfrey has not made up her mind about running.
A representative for Winfrey did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
BULLETIN: I’m told my two of @Oprah‘s close friends that she is “actively thinking” about running for president in 2020 https://t.co/clLEw7VS3a
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 8, 2018
You can watch the full electrifying nine-minute speech below.
Why this massive #Oprah2020 moment?
Because Oprah is the antithesis of Trump: A well-spoken, incredibly smart & confident black woman, who energizes people not with hatred & anger, but with hope & vision. When we hear her speak, it reminds us of who we can be as a country.
— Like, Totally Stable Genius (@dvorakoelling) January 8, 2018
Presidential candidate? Audience riveted by honest, authentic communicator who hasn’t once called herself a genius. #Oprah2020 #GoldenGlobes
— Eileen (@EileenBillinson) January 8, 2018
Oprah went from being dirt poor to becoming an ACTUAL self made billionaire, is intelligent, empathetic, hardworking & has done so much humanitarian work on top of being one of the best communicators on earth, why SHOULDN’T she run for president?! #Oprah2020
— Matty (@mattymonsterz) January 8, 2018
President Trump once praised Oprah as a viable presidential running-mate nearly 20 years ago on CNN’s “Larry King Live”
Larry King: Do have a vice presidential candidate in mind?
Trump: Oprah, I love Oprah. Oprah would always be my first choice. pic.twitter.com/YlVIviwHcZ
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 8, 2018