Oprah Winfrey’s speech at the recent Golden Globes Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, California is fueling speculation that the television star will run for president.
Comedian Seth Meyers may have started chatter about Winfrey seeking the White House by joking about it during Sunday evening’s event.
“In 2011, I I told some jokes about our current president at the White House Correspondents Dinner,” he said of President Trump, according to Fox News.
“Some have said that night convinced him to run,” added Meyers, who was hosting the 75th annual Golden Globes.
“So if that’s true, I just want to say: Oprah, you will never be president. You do not have what it takes.”
Meyers’ quip prompted NBC’s official Twitter account to dub Winfrey America’s upcoming president.
“Nothing but respect for OUR future president,” the network tweeted alongside the hashtag #GoldenGlobes75th.
Multiple celebrities and online commentators then began calling for Winfrey to campaign for the White House in 2020.
Comic Sarah Silverman even seemingly suggested that Winfrey should chase after the honor alongside former first lady Michelle Obama.
“Oprah/Michelle 2020,” she tweeted Sunday, pairing one of television’s most iconic talk shows hosts and a beloved former White House occupant.
Winfrey became the first ever black woman awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award during Sunday’s broadcast.
The television personality delivered a rousing speech voicing solidarity with the recent #MeToo movement combating sexual misconduct.
“For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men,” she said. “But their time is up. Their time is up. Their time is up.”
Winfrey added that a “new day was on the horizon” as people will “take us to a time when nobody ever has to say ‘me too’ again.”
The #MeToo movement began last year as women worldwide began publicly sharing their experiences with sexual misconduct.
Winfrey’s longtime partner later Sunday night told The Los Angeles Times she is open to competing for the Oval Office.
“It’s up to the people,” Stedman Graham said. “She would absolutely do it.”