Oprah Winfrey has been dogged by requests to join the 2020 presidential race for months and now, the big guns are truly being pulled out.
Asking For Divine Intervention
Winfrey appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, on Tuesday and the legendary media mogul found herself being put on the spot as the talk show host called for divine intervention.
Winfrey was on the show to promote her role in Ava DuVernay-directed Disney adaptation A Wrinkle In Time. However, it seemed everyone wanted to discuss her possible presidential run in 2020.
After telling him and the viewers at home that she's flattered to be asked to run but definitely won't actually be doing so, Colbert reached out to the Almighty for assistance. Somehow, Winfrey kind of brought it on herself in a way as she previously said she'd only consider a run for president following a clear sign for God.
Luckily for her and Colbert, "God" himself decided to weigh in on the roof of New York's Ed Sullivan Theater.
"I'm sorry about this, Oprah. I apologize. God stops by every once in a while," an otherworldly voice explained.
Winfrey, visibly shocked and trying to suppress a giggle, told the divine entity she is a little busy. He then held up a sign reading "Run!" and asked whether it was a clear enough sign for her.
Winfrey joked that running is only a part of her exercise routine for the time being. It led "God" to put on merchandise bearing possible campaign slogans for the beloved talk show host and entrepreneur.
Winfrey remained firm and refused to give in, however. She reasoned that the job of a president requires 100 percent commitment, which she admittedly can't offer yet. "God" even had to joke about the state of the current administration to persuade her.
Although he failed to convince Winfrey to run, "God" did request her to include the Bible in her book club. Winfrey promised she'd do her best.
Another Twitter Rant
Prior to "God" stepping in, Winfrey discussed her 60 Minutes segment about Trump voters versus non-Trump voters with Colbert. The segment drew the attention and ire of the president who accused Winfrey of biased reporting on Twitter.
"When I heard that the president had tweeted that, I went back and looked at the tape to see what [he was] talking about. And I didn't get it, but I did examine it. I called up the 60 Minutes producers, I said, 'Hey, is there any validity to this at all?' And we all looked at it and said no," Winfrey said.
Winfrey explained that the purpose of 60 Minutes was to bridge the gap, not further divide people.
"I wanted to go to 60 Minutes because I thought, let's see what we can do to bridge the divide in the country. Not one person changed their mind, but they learned to listen to each other and disagree without being so disagreeable," she added.
In keeping with the theme of the night, Colbert announced that his next big guest will be ex-FBI director James Comey. Comey will appear on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in his first late-night TV appearance since being unceremoniously fired by Trump.
TONIGHT: Even God is looking to @Oprah for some divine intervention in 2020. #LSSC pic.twitter.com/YUbYoIYqvv — The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) March 7, 2018