Oprah for President? Twitter fans make the case

Actress and TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey poses with the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 75th Golden Globe Awards on January 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey’s moving speech at the Golden Globes has some fans and fellow celebrities calling for her presidential run.

The actress accepted the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at Sunday’s ceremony, and it didn’t take long for Twitter to start lighting up with the hashtag #Oprah2020.

Comedian Sarah Silverman tweeted “Oprah/Michelle 2020.” Leslie Odom, Jr., who played Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical “Hamilton” tweeted “She’s running. A new day is on the way.”

Winfrey’s longtime partner Stedman Graham tells the Los Angeles Times “It’s up to the people” whether she will be president, adding “she would absolutely do it.”

Winfrey brought the typically rowdy crowd to silence and tears with her speech.

She spoke of seeing Sidney Poitier win an Academy Award when she was a girl, and weaved it into the #MeToo movement.

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4 comments

  • Old Bob

    Oprah certainly opens her mouth before she thinks just like Trump.

    On another subject. If a lady wants to be treated like a lady I think she should dress like one .I am not say they were people there last night dressed like a tramp. That’s for you to decide.

    • Shabadoo Simmons

      Who are you to say what a lady should dress like?

      Maybe just treat people the way you would like to be treated Old Bob

  • Clucko

    She’d have done better than Hillary did. But, if the Republicans in Congress finally get on board with him, he’ll beat Oprah or any other Democrat as well.