During the 2017 Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey became the first black woman to recieve the coveted Cecil B. DeMille award for her work in television, film and media. Winfrey delivered an impassioned speech which left many viewers feeling hopeful and inspired. The speech also lead many to share their ‘Oprah 2020’ wishes via social media and to their surprise, the mogul may already be two steps ahead.
According to CNN, two close friends of Winfrey confirm she is “actively thinking” about running for president. The two friends offered this information under the safety of anonymity to have the opportunity to speak freely. Winfrey’s friends also revealed that those close to the multi-media mogul are pushing her to make the leap into politics and run for the top seat in the oval office.
One of the sources attributes the beginning of these active thoughts of running a presidential campaign to conversations over a month old however Oprah has not confirmed that she will submit. She has worked closely with other presidential candidates, advocating and campaigning for both Barack Obama in 2008 and Hillary Clinton in 2016.
She may be the dream candidate of many yet Winfrey’s representative has not yet responded with an official update.