"I'll beat Oprah ," Trump said of the Oscar-nominated actress and talk show host. "Oh.'" Now, however, after the same rumor swirled once again the wake of her appearance at the awards show, Gayle King, Oprah's BFF and O editor-at-large, has denied that the beloved icon is seriously considering running for president in the 2020 election.
Winfrey herself has previously denied that she would run for office, and a source close to her said this week she had no intention of entering presidential politics in 2020.
Winfrey addressed the Weinstein sex scandal on her Facebook account late a year ago, writing: "I've been processing the accounts of Harvey Weinstein's disgusting behavior (sic) and haven't been able to find the words to articulate the magnitude of the situation". I do think she was intrigued by the idea. "She is flattered by the attention but she's a private citizen and she's going to remain one, '" Cillizza said.
Singer Seal is not happy with Oprah Winfrey, despite her record-breaking award.
"And he said, "Absolutely, she would". "It would be a pretty good ticket".
"I have people calling me - very important names that I won't name - who said, 'I will be her campaign manager". Speaking to the eager and excited press after she walked off the main stage and into the room of reporters waiting with questions, the 63-year-old icon had a few more words of wisdom to share.
Speculation about Winfrey running for White House has been around for some months now.
"Have you ever thought given the popularity you have - we haven't broken the glass ceiling yet for women - that you could actually run for president and be elected?"
Reese Witherspoon, Winfrey's co-star in "A Wrinkle In Time", introduced Winfrey and said her hugs could end all wars. And the "Oprah for president?" possibility was a top story on morning TV. She wasn't thinking in those terms.
Speculation about Winfrey as a potential Democratic Party candidate in 2020 was revived after her rousing speech on January 7 at the Golden Globes, where she was honored with a special award. "She wanted it to be a uniting speech". "And if I did decide to do it, I would say I'd have a hell of a chance of winning".