Fast forward to Tuesday morning.
US President Donald Trump would gladly face Oprah Winfrey as an opponent in the 2020 presidential race, a White House spokesman said on Monday after social media buzz from her speech at Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards thrust her name into the political arena. "You can make a lofty donation to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund that is available to support your father's accusers". "I absolutely don't think that her position has changed", King said. Of course you heard.
Oprah Winfrey's best friend, Gayle King, is downplaying any suggestion that Winfrey might run for president. She really did want to say, 'Enough, already!' I think she delivered on al that in a very eloquent well.
"I like Oprah. I don't think she's gonna run", he said, joking that he hoped the assembled reporters would have "enough material". I am still waiting to see an example of this type yet though; most likely our current democratic process removes this type of leaders early on. Critics said she defended her father after he was accused of sexual assault and was caught on tape bragging about being able to grope women because he was famous. "It feels like this is Oprah 2020". Another big get could be Alyssa Mastromonaco, currently at A&E Networks and formerly of the Obama White House.
"I think lessons we all learned from watching Hillary's run, and how her ambition was unfavourably and unfairly viewed, coupled with Oprah's existing popularity, could give Oprah a strong start", Palmieri said.
But, let's step aside from the euphoria for a moment.
Watch the exchange above.
Conservatives have spent the past 40 years denigrating government service and slandering career public servants, pretending that government expertise is not a thing.
But, "actively considering" is a very, very amorphous term. At that time, he was known mostly as a prolific producer who had worked with a number of well-respected actors and actresses. Bernie Sanders, Liz Warren and even creepy touchy-feely former Vice President Joe Biden wouldn't dare.
"I do think she's intrigued by the idea, I do think that", Ms King told the CBS This Morning programme.
And the reaction to her Golden Globes speech has to give her pause when it comes to running.
Leslie Odom, Jr., who played Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical 'Hamilton' tweeted: "She's running". Activists and Democratic strategists agree that it is not far-fetched and many believe the media titan has what it takes to win. And Oprah is not crazy.