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Last night during the 2018 Golden Globe Awards, Seth Myers jokingly encouraged Oprah Winfrey to run for president. While Oprah laughed at the proposal, many others seemed to be in support of the idea.
One of her biggest supporters, who she referenced as her “rock” during her acceptance speech, is her longtime partner Stedman Graham.
When Graham was asked by the L.A. Times to comment on the seemingly crazy but considerable idea, he replied, “It’s up to the people. She would absolutely do it.”
But the support didn’t end with her husband. Plenty of celebrities and social media users rallied behind the idea after Oprah gave a riveting acceptance speech when receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
“I thought that speech was incredible,” Winfrey’s pal Gayle King told the L.A. Times. “I got goosebumps.”
Meryl Streep also seemed to have Oprah’s vote. Streep told the Washington Post, “She launched a rocket tonight. I want her to run for president. I don’t think she had any intention [of declaring]. But now she doesn’t have a choice.”
— Super Deluxe (@superdeluxe) January 8, 2018
Other celebrities took to Twitter to show their support.
Oprah for president? She’s got my vote.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) January 8, 2018
Oprah for President.
— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) January 9, 2018
Here’s the speech that has people thinking Oprah would be a good fit for America’s president in 2020.
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 8, 2018