Fans want Oprah Winfrey to run for President in 2020
Mery Streep has backed Oprah Winfrey to run for President amid an outpouring of praise for her Golden Globes speech.
The actress said Oprah had ‘launched a rocket’ after the former talk show host accepted the Cecil B DeMille award at Sunday’s Globes ceremony in Beverly Hills, California.
Fans praised the 63-year-old for delivering ‘one of the greatest American speeches’ while others urged her to make a run for President in 2020.
That sentiment was mirrored by Streep, 68, who said the businesswoman now ‘doesn’t have a choice’.
Oprah Winfrey used her Golden Globe lifetime achievement speech Sunday night to issue a rallying cry as she begged both men and women to do what they could to ensure no one ever has to utter the words ‘Me Too’ again
Meryl Streep (pictured on the red carpet with justice activist Ai-jen Pohas) claimed that Oprah has ‘no choice’ but to run for president after her powerful Golden Globe speech
Streep, who walked the Golden Globes’ red carpet hand-in-hand with justice activist Ai-jen Po, told The Washington Post: ‘[Oprah] launched a rocket tonight. I want her to run for president.
‘I don’t think she had any intention [of declaring]. But now she doesn’t have a choice.’
Twitter users went wild over the barnstorming speech and initially joked that the former talk show host should make a run in 2020.
But her longtime partner appeared to open the door to a battle with Trump.
‘It’s up to the people,’ Stedman Graham, told the Los Angeles Times. ‘She would absolutely do it.’
Gayle King, Winfrey’s best friend , echoed Graham’s sentiments, telling the newspaper: ‘I thought that speech was incredible. I got goosebumps,’ she also told The Times.
It is the first time that anyone close to the American icon has admitted that she has ambitions for the White House.
Watch Oprah deliver her acceptance speech: