Oprah waiting for 'sign from God' to push for presidency

Oprah Winfrey gave a 'presidential' speech at the Golden Globes in January.
Oprah Winfrey gave a 'presidential' speech at the Golden Globes in January. Photo credit: Getty

Oprah Winfrey won't be running for president until she gets a sign from above, she has revealed.

The talk show host gave a fiery speech about inequality at the Golden Globes in January, igniting worldwide speculation that she was planning to run for the highest office in the United States.

Clips from the speech, which Winfrey gave after being presented with the Cecil B. deMille Award, went viral - as did the hashtag #Oprah2020.

Winfrey told People magazine that she's been approached by influential people offering both to organise her campaign and "billions" in funding.

The idea of President Winfrey became so prevalent that the current Commander-in-Chief took to Twitter to sneer at the idea.

Winfrey says the sheer force of the #Oprah2020 movement has made her consider running, an idea she'd previously dismissed. 

"That many people saying something made me think, 'Am I at least supposed to look at the question?'"

But the 63-year-old won't be making any decisions until she gets a sign from a higher power. 

"God, if you think I'm supposed to run, you gotta tell me, and it has to be so clear that not even I can miss it," she says.

"And I haven't gotten that yet."


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