Politics | September 29, 2017 11:53 am

Will Oprah Winfrey Run for President in 2020?

After what she just tweeted, it’s entirely possible.

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Oprah Winfrey attends "The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks" New York Premiere at SVA Theater on April 18, 2017 in New York City. (Mark Sagliocco/FilmMagic)
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After the New York Post’s John Podhoretz wrote a column arguing that Oprah Winfrey could not only run for president in 2020, but stand a chance of defeating Trump, the media mogul replied in a little-seen tweet that she might actually be considering it.

“Thanks for your VOTE of confidence!” Winfrey tweeted to Podhoretz, linking to his article. But as writer and activist Shaun King pointed out Friday morning, Oprah sent the message in a “reply” format — inadvertently burying it on the social platform and consequently, fewer people saw it.

Her apparent endorsement of the article comes just days after she moderated a panel of anti- and pro-Trump voters in Michigan, with Podhoretz pointing out she found a tone “appropriate for the moment without being heavy-handed.”

“If any figure in the United States bears watching over the next couple of years as our political culture continues the radical transformation that led to the election of Donald Trump, it’s Oprah.”