The world has now decided they want Oprah Winfrey to run for president in 2020 after her powerful speech at Sunday’s Golden Globes. However, the star’s best friend Gayle King insisted she doesn’t think she’s considering it, as she spoke about the rumours on Tuesday’s “CBS This Morning”.
King denied that Winfrey’s other half, Stedman Graham, would have said she’d “absolutely run” for president, as previously reported. She added she doesn’t think that Winfrey, who has said on numerous occasions that she wouldn’t run for public office, has had a change of heart.
King, 63, admitted: “No, I absolutely don’t think that her position has changed. I don’t.” She added she’d been up late Monday night discussing the possibility with her best friend.
The presenter went on, “I do think she’s intrigued by the idea. I do think that. I also know after years of watching the ‘Oprah’ show, you always have a right to change your mind.
“I don’t think at this point she’s actively considering it at this time,” King continued. “She loves this country [though] and would like to be of service in some way.”
King’s comments come after The LA Times claimed to have mentioned the online campaign to Winfrey at Sunday’s awards show.
The star replied, referencing her much-talked-about Cecil B. DeMille Award speech: “I say, I’m just glad I got through the speech! I thought a lot about it. I wanted this to be a meaningful moment.”
When the publication went back to the subject, Winfrey is thought to have simply said: “Okaay!”
See more from her incredible speech here.