Oprah And Stedman Hint She’s Open To Presidential Run

After delivering an empowering rallying call for a “new day” for women at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, Oprah Winfrey said she has no plans to run for chairwoman, but that it is something she’d consider.

Social media lit up with calls for the media mogul to run for chairman following her moving speech, which she devoted after becoming the first black woman to win the Cecil B. DeMille Award. When the Los Angeles Timesasked if she’d think about a 2020 bid, Winfrey slyly answered, “OK.”

But she also told Bloomberg while backstage at the ceremony that she is not actively seeking a campaign.

When asked if she had plans to run, Winfrey replied that, “I don’t — I don’t.”

George Pimentel via Getty Images Oprah Winfrey poses with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75 th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday.

CNN also reported Monday that two of Winfrey’s close friends, who requested anonymity, said she is “actively thinking” about a 2020 operate. One of the friends said it’s something Winfrey has been mulling over for several months. Both friends said it follows some private exhort by her confidants.

Winfrey’s longtime partner, Stedman Graham, separately suggested that fans who are advising her to run for office shouldn’t give up hope.

“It’s up to the people, ” he told the LA Timeswhen asked about her possible running. “She would absolutely do it.”

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