Oprah Delivers Inspiring Speech for Cecil B. DeMille Award at Golden Globes

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January 10, 2018

Oprah Winfrey is "intrigued" by the idea of running for USA president, but she is not "actively considering" it right now, her best friend Gayle King said Tuesday. Trump had said at one point that he would love to have Winfrey as his running mate, but she said on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" that if he actually asked, her response would be, "Donald, I'm with her" - echoing a Clinton campaign slogan.

But now with newly-fueled rumors of a possible Winfrey run for the presidency in 2020, her views are receiving renewed attention.

"The television star and self-made billionaire addressed the "#MeToo" moment and promised that "a new day is on the horizon" during a Golden Globes award acceptance speech Sunday night.

"So when I chose to talk with you, people around me were like, 'What's happened to you?'" she continued.

Gayle King, Winfrey's best buddy, echoed Graham's sentiments: "I thought that speech was incredible". Again the political elites chortled - Oprah Winfrey!

Some are suggesting she run for President in 2020.

Winfrey told the audience: "For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men, but their time is up". When she raised her volume and used repetition to declare the end of the era when powerful men could abuse women with impunity - "But their time is up".

With nearly three years to run, there is still all to play for in the 2020 presidential election.

"I have no problem with Oprah Winfrey".

Amid growing speculation over Oprah's potential political ambitions, Mr Trump's daughter and economic adviser Ivanka tweeted her support for her "empowering and inspiring" speech.

Oprah also branched out into acting.

"I don't think she's actively considering it at this time", King said.

Harry Potter and The OA star Jason Isaacs also enthused about the speech, tweeting: "If you didn't watch Oprah elevating the art of communication and inspiration at the GoldenGlobes, get your children - get your daughters - and do yourselves a favour".

Weight Watchers, which was hammered by free fitness apps and years of subscriber losses, has mounted a comeback since Winfrey bought a stake, joined the board and agreed to pitch the brand in 2015.

Many pundits, activists and celebrities consider Ms Winfrey an ideal candidate to take on Mr Trump, as the democratic field is wide open, she's well known and well-funded.

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