The Golden Globes were on Sunday night, and unlike last year, Trump was surprisingly not the main theme.
The star-studded event had their hands full virtue-signaling against their own industry, with celebrities donning all-black in solidarity and support of the #MeToo and “Time’s Up” movement that’s transpired in response to the rampant sexual abuse allegations engulfing Hollywood.
But Oprah Winfrey stole the night with her acceptance speech after receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
Every year, the Hollywood Foreign Press chooses someone to receive the lifetime achievement Cecil B. DeMille Award to honor the totality of their work in the industry.
This year’s recipient was television mogul Oprah Winfrey.
And by the time Winfrey finished her well-delivered speech, social media was buzzing about her possible bid against President Trump in 2020.
Every news organization ran with the idea of her making a run and even parties close to the queen of talk shows said she would consider the possibility of it if “the people” wanted it.
The Hill reports:
“A rousing speech by Oprah Winfrey touching on politics and the #MeToo movement provided a jolt of excitement to Democrats who believe she could reenergize the party and defeat Donald Trump in 2020.
Within minutes of her speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday, Winfrey was trending on social media.
The next day, the possibility of a “President Winfrey” dominated the headlines and the cable news cycles.
While Winfrey has previously ruled out a political bid, her camp on Monday did little to temper the talk.
The talk show mogul’s longtime partner, Stedman Graham, told the Los Angeles Times that a Winfrey bid for the White House was “up to the people” and that “she would absolutely do it.”
Actress Meryl Streep was fully on board, telling The Washington Post that she wanted Winfrey to run for president.
“I don’t think she had any intention [of declaring for office],” Streep said. “But now she doesn’t have a choice.”
Democrats across the country, though they have criticized President Trump’s lack of experience before entering the Oval Office, expressed excitement about the possibility that an amateur politician — and perhaps the most famous woman in the country — might run as a Democrat in 2020.
“I’ve never seen this much excitement about a potential candidate since Barack Obama, “said one top Democratic strategist. “My phone instantly blew up with messages. People seemed genuinely excited about the prospect.”
The Democratic donor circuit lit up, with one top Obama fundraiser describing the buzz around Winfrey as “pretty interesting and exciting.”
The speech was “definitely a signal to Obama folks” that she was considering a White House bid, the fundraiser said.
Asked if fundraisers are taking the speculation seriously, the fundraiser replied, “I think everyone who is in the game is.”
People on both ends of the political spectrum agreed on one thing: If Winfrey chose to run for the White House, she’d have a real chance of winning.
“Lots of people will support Oprah because she’s Oprah. If she gets in the race she would be formidable,” said Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons.
Liberals are so desperate, they’ll nominate any person to run against Trump simply because they delivered a pretty good speech at an award show.