LOS ANGELES (AP/CNN) -- Oprah Winfrey's powerful speech at Sunday night's Golden Globes has people talking worldwide. Some are now wondering was it a springboard for a presidential run in 2020.
Two of Winfrey's close friends tell CNN that the former talk show host is 'actively thinking' about a White House run. One of the friends says such talk has been ongoing for several months, and that several of her closest confidants are urging her to run.
But for now, Winfrey has yet to decide one way or another.
However, Winfrey's longtime partner, Stedman Graham, is quoted as saying a presidential run may not be out of the question.
During Sunday night's Golden Globes Winfrey garnered repeated ovations as she issued a warning — not once, but three times — to powerful men who abuse women: “Their time is up! ” She ended her barn-storming speech, in which she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award, with a call to young girls.
“I want all the girls watching here and now to know that a new day is on the horizon!” she said. “And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women ... and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say, ‘Me too,’ again.”
Director Ava DuVernay later wrote on Twitter that the room was “still vibrating like electricity from that speech.”
Soon after the speech, Twitter lit up with calls for Winfrey to run for president.
One person who once said Winfrey would be a good president is sitting in the Oval Office right now and would be her possible opponent in a 2020 campaign. In a 1999 interview with CNN, President Donald Trump called her a "great woman" and said she would be his first choice for a running mate.