Oprah Winfrey was the name everyone heard over and over Monday, after her speech at the Golden Globes Awards Sunday night rocked the nation, as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award.
The media has been abuzz Monday with the possibility of Winfrey running for president, and the hashtag #Oprah2020 is already gaining steam, although she has said in the past she would never run for office.
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Oprah made an indirect slam at President Trump in her speech Monday night, although she did not mention him by name.
“We all know that the press is under siege these days,” Winfrey said, “but we also know that it is the insatiable dedication to uncovering the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and to injustice, to tyrants, and victims, and secrets, and lies.”
“I want all the girls watching here now to know that a new day is on the horizon, and when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women,” Winfrey declared at the conclusion of her speech.
After her speech, the LA Times reported that Winfrey’s partner stated, when asked if Oprah would run for president, “It’s up to the people. She would absolutely do it.”
NBC News correspondent Peter Alexander tweeted Monday evening that, “A source close to @Oprah tells @tvkatesnow as of today, she has no intention of running for President in 2020: “It’s not happening. She has no intention of running,” the source said. Source says that’s from Oprah herself.”
NEW: A source close to @Oprah tells @tvkatesnow as of today, she has no intention of running for President in 2020:
“It’s not happening. She has no intention of running,” the source said.
Source says that’s from Oprah herself.
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) January 8, 2018
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 8, 2018
“A new day is on the horizon, and when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women and some pretty phenomenal men fighting hard to make sure they become the leaders that take us to the time when nobody ever has to say #MeToo again.” —@Oprah ✊🏾
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 8, 2018
“We need Oprah to be our Oprah, not our President” https://t.co/RT5mzmOgBD
— TIME (@TIME) January 8, 2018
Today: Oprah became the odds-on favorite to win the DNC nomination according to the bookies.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) January 8, 2018
I will now officially divide time like this : Everything that happened before @Oprah speech : Everything that will happen after.
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) January 8, 2018