If Oprah Winfrey does decide to run for president in 2020, she has three powerful benefactors in Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Ellen DeGeneres.
The co-stars of Steven Spielberg’s The Post appeared together on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday where they answered enthusiastically to the idea of a Winfrey campaign.
” You were in the chamber, obviously, when Oprah, our future chairwoman — I signify, what a lecture ,” DeGeneres said to her guests, referring to Winfrey’s galvanizing Golden Globes appearing, as they and the audience praised in assistance.
” What a speech, a barn-burner ,” Streep replied. When DeGeneres informed her that Winfrey’s partner Stedman Graham said she would” absolutely do it ,”~ ATAGEND Streep added,” Wow, where do I send the check ?”
Hanks, meanwhile, joked that while Winfrey was communicating, the sea in the pool outside at the Beverly Hills separated.” She did part the liquids there, it was very, very impressive .”
Turning more serious, Streep said Oprah induced her” is understood that we thirst for” that” elevated, aspirational, can-do, optimistic affection to the principles of our country .”
” Caring of people ,” DeGeneres added,” and attaches great importance to who’s watching, these young girls that are watching and actually knowing that words have power .”
It was left unsaid that this is not the apprehension they get when the current president of the United States expresses.
” She launched a rocket tonight. I crave her to run for president ,” Streep said, even more directly on the night of the Globes to a reporter from The Washington Post .” I don’t think she had any intention[ of proclaiming ]. But now she doesn’t have a alternative .”
And on Jimmy Kimmel Live ! em> Monday darknes, she specifically pushed back on the idea that we should not have a Hollywood celebrity follow Donald Trump as chairperson. Echoing Seth Meyers’ push to have Hanks as Winfrey’s running teammate, she said.” You could have The Rock as the Joint Chiefs of Staff, you could have Harrison Ford running Defense .”
So far, at least, Streep has not selected herself for office. But if you echo, it was her speech — and her direct attempts on Trump — at last year’s Golden Globes that triggered speculation that she could be a worthy challenger for the president in 2020.