Two of Oprah Winfrey’s close friends have said the US television star is “actively thinking” of running for President.
Both of the friends have also suggested that many around the 63-year-old television personality have been actively persuading her to declare her candidacy for the 2020 Presidential election.
Her acceptance speech at the 2018 Golden Globes Award ceremony on Sunday night was considered to be heavily laden with tips of a potential presidential run in 2020.
Referring to the recent Weinstein scandal that has plagued Hollywood, Oprah gave a message of hope to all the young girls that “a new day is on the horizon”.
Although ostensibly referring to the #MeToo movement, some have suggested that it could become a potential campaign slogan.
Oprah’s wealth and fame across America some believe would make her the ideal Presidential candidate. A self-made woman, she would inevitably be contrasted to the incumbent Donald Trump, who had inherited a large part of his fortune.
Whether America would elect another celebrity is still an open question but the social media storm for “Oprah 2020” and “President Winfrey” following her Golden Globes speech suggest that unlike Trump, who based his campaign on his outsider status, she is already considered a serious candidate.
(Picture source): Bill Ebbesen
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