Meryl Streep on Possible Oprah 2020 Run: ‘She’s More Than Qualified’


Will Oprah Winfrey be our first female president? Meryl Streep certainly thinks it is a possibility. Since her acclaimed speech at the Golden Globe awards Sunday, people have been speculating if Oprah will throw her hat in the ring and run against Donald Trump in 2020. While promoting The Post, Streep and Tom Hanks spoke to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. The topic of an Oprah presidency was brought up to Streep, who herself has never been afraid to get political.  “Well she’s certainly raising the bar for whomever decides to run, because they better burn the barn the same way, because it’s just we realize how thirsty we are for that sort of return to a passionate adherence to our values and principles to our country. As a country, as a people, men and women. You can really pull a big army behind you with that kind of rhetoric real feeling and smarts,”Streep said passionately about Oprah. “Let’s face it, she’s also inexperienced in the matters of running a country,” Amanpour pointed out. “She’s run a major corporation that didn’t go bankrupt three or four or however many times,” Streep said, throwing a jab at Trump. “Yeah I think she’s more than qualified. Intellectually she’s qualified, he energy her stamina, her passion. I think she’s more than qualified.” Watch above, via CNN. [image via screengrab]

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