Oprah Winfrey 'actively thinking' about 2020 presidential run

Oprah Winfrey 'actively thinking' about 2020 presidential run

Oprah Winfrey 'actively thinking' about 2020 presidential run

Following the inspirational speech, "Oprah 2020" started trending on Twitter, as people wondered (and hoped) the star had plans on running for presidency in the next United States election.

The network sent out the tweet following a joke by presenter, American comedian Seth Meyers.

In 2000, when Trump considered running for president, he said his "first choice" to be his vice president would have been Winfrey.

"So if that's true, I just want to say: Oprah, you will never be president!"

Nothing but respect for OUR future president.

Kristol cited Winfrey's support for regime change in Iraq when Saddam Hussein was in power and her friendship with Allan Bloom, a conservative philosopher who was critical of the higher education system in the US, as reasons for why he admires her.

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It's unclear if President Donald Trump watched Winfrey's powerful remarks at the Golden Globes Sunday night.

The tweet in question has since been deleted.

Even Fox News joined in to needle NBC over the tweet.

It is in reference to a joke made during the monologue and not meant to be a political statement.

During her acceptance speech on Sunday night, many thought parts of it could have doubled as a campaign speech. This came following the sexual assault revelations about top Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein which shook the industry. The speech ignited chatter that Winfrey could throw her hat in the ring for 2020, exciting a Democratic Party that lacks an obvious standard bearer in the wake of Hillary Clinton's 2016 loss. She has ruled out in the past any hopes for running for president in 2020.

The rumour mill then went into overdrive when CNN reported that sources close to the 63-year-old said she is "actively thinking" about challenging Trump.

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