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To me it is tokenistic: It comes after Studio 10's Jessica Rowe and The Real Housewives of Sydney star Lisa Oldfield called the red carpet protest'dumb

"I like Oprah. I don't think she's going to run".

Oprah Winfrey's impassioned call for "a brighter morning even in our darkest nights" at the Golden Globes has Democratic Party activists buzzing about the media superstar and the 2020 presidential race - even if it's only a fantasy.

However, when asked directly whether she has any plans to campaign for the top job yesterday, Oprah responded: "I don't - I don't", Bloomberg reports.

If she runs, I'll be able to re-use all of my "Munificent Sun-King" and "he stepped down into the presidency" jokes from the Obama years.

"Yeah, I'll beat Oprah", he answered.

After recalling a time in her childhood when she watched Sidney Poitier became the first black person to win the Oscar for Best Actor, Winfrey went on to say that it wasn't lost on her during the moment that there is a little girl watching her become the first black woman to receive the Demille award.

Meanwhile, a Care2.com petition to draft her into running has gained 4,000 signatures since its launch on Monday.

Such lame tokenism: Lisa Oldfield shared the same view as Jessica later taking to Instagram to share her thoughts
Such lame tokenism: Lisa Oldfield shared the same view as Jessica later taking to Instagram to share her thoughts

King's co-host Norah O'Donnell wasn't exactly buying it, pointing to the fact that Graham indeed told the Los Angeles Times, 'She would absolutely do it'.

Winfrey, as was the case for Trump before being elected president, has never held public office.

Meryl Streep was quoted as telling the Washington Post that she wanted Winfrey to run for president.

Ever since Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, we wake up in Britain to puzzle over what unusual things our American cousins have been doing overnight. But her message - "A new day is on the horizon" - sounded like a campaign rallying cry. "Thank you Oprah for nailing it once again".

Quincy Jones said it was "an honour" to support Winfrey after she thanked him in her speech. "I had to dry my eyes before presenting the director's award right after Oprah's speech". "You always have the right to change your mind". Her speech ignited a media frenzy over the possibility that Winfrey, a beloved television personality and business mogul, could take on Trump, himself a reality TV star and one of the most famous people in the world.

No clear Democratic front-runner has emerged to challenge Trump in 2020, with the immediate political focus in the USA on November's congressional elections, when the 435-member House of Representatives will be up for election, along with a third of the 100-member Senate.

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