Specifically, he said he would "beat Oprah" if she chooses to run, the Daily Mail reports. "Oh.'" Now, however, after the same rumor swirled once again the wake of her appearance at the awards show, Gayle King, Oprah's BFF and O editor-at-large, has denied that the beloved icon is seriously considering running for president in the 2020 election.
She said: "I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon!"
Winfrey, in September and October, publicly dismissed the notion of seeking the nation's highest office, though she noted that Trump's victory made her rethink the requirements of the office. And she has one thing The Donald doesn't have - friends.
"It's clear you don't need government experience to be elected president of the United States", she said.
"I was up talking to her very late last night", King said on CBS This Morning Tuesday.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders also had her take an an Oprah run.
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Some of Winfrey's confidants have been privately urging her to run, the sources said.
But if Winfrey is smart - and she is - she will wonder whether the message she tried to convey will get lost in all the political chatter.
"I know her very well", he continued.
The press secretary added: "Is she a successful individual?" She wasn't thinking in those terms.
The highlight of the evening was when Oprah Winfrey brought the Golden Globes crowd to its feet with a fiery speech calling out sexual harassers around the world: "Their time is up", she said. Oprah is one of many potential celebrity candidates who have been mentioned in recent months, a group that has included Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and mark Cuba, a businessman and owner of the Dallas Mavericks.
Buzz about Oprah Winfrey seeking the presidency makes for good TV.
Actress Meryl Streep also endorsed Winfrey.