The Golden Globes were Sunday night, and while Seth Meyers did an admirable job as host, Oprah stole the show with a rousing speech about women’s rights in light of the #MeToo movement and the show of solidarity from Hollywood women for all those who have been subjected to sexual harassment.
On Monday’s late night shows, Noah, Colbert, Kimmel, Corden, and Fallon all reacted to calls for an Oprah 2020 presidential run.
“I can see how Oprah seems like the perfect opponent for Donald Trump,” said Trevor Noah the Daily Show. “I mean, she’s everything that he’s not. She’s black, she’s a woman, she likes to read. They’re the complete opposite. I bet if we looked into it, we would find out that Donald Trump once repossessed 100 people’s cars.”
“People were immediately calling that speech ‘presidential.’ And a year ago, I would have agreed. But these days, it plays a little coherent.”
“Can you imagine Oprah as president?” asked James Corden on the Late Late Show. “I mean, you thought Bernie Sanders wanted to give a lot of stuff away. ‘You get health insurance! You get health insurance! You don’t get deported! You don’t get deported! You won’t get deported!’”
“But this could be a big story,” said Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show. “In fact, two of Oprah’s close friends said that she’s thinking about running in 2020. While two of Trump’s close friends said, ‘Please don’t refer to us as ‘Trump’s close friends.’”
“Team Trump said, ‘We welcome the challenge, whether it be Oprah Winfrey or anybody else.’ Preferably anybody else,” Kimmel joked on Jimmy Kimmel Live! “I mean, Trump’s approval rating right now, I don’t think he could beat Maury Povich for president, never mind Oprah.”