Jan 16th From: 01/08/18
Jimmy Kimmel Live
The stars gathered in Los Angeles for the Golden Globes. Oprah Winfrey delivered a speech so powerful that all day long people have been asking if Oprah will run for president — which at this point, wouldn’t president be a demotion for Oprah?
Now that we have Donald Trump, everything seems possible.
Reporters asked the White House today for their response to a potential Oprah candidacy. Team Trump said, we welcome the challenge whether it be Oprah Winfrey or anybody else. Preferably not anybody else.
I mean, with Trump’s approval rating right now, I don’t think he could beat Maury Povich for president, never mind Oprah!
But the president was supposed to host his own awards show tonight, the fake news awards that he announced would be presented tonight at 5 o’clock. They’ve been postponed until next Wednesday, which is — you know, postponing his own awards show is an odd and out of character move for a man who consistently delivers his promises in a very timely fashion.
I guess it’s because he had to be in Atlanta tonight for the college football national championship game. The Georgia Bulldogs are playing the Alabama Crimson Tide. Trump was rooting for Alabama, for the Crimson Tide, because that’s what he calls his face.
The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
Hey, I want to wish everyone a happy 2018! A lot of people are making New Year’s resolutions. Some people are losing weight — while the president’s losing his mind.
After his mental health was questioned in a new book, President Trump went on Twitter and said that he’s a “very stable genius.” Trump says it was an accident — he was trying to edit his OkCupid bio.
Yeah, Trump tweeted that he’s a “genius.” Then he said, “In fact, that’s what the J in Donald J. Trump stands for, Donald Genius Trump.”
This all started with a new book about the White House, called “Fire and Fury.” At first Trump didn’t care, cuz he thought “Fire and Fury” was just a new flavor of Doritos.
There’s a lot of weird stuff in there. For instance, it says Trump insists on stripping his own sheets. He said one maid did such a bad job making his bed, you could barely tell it was a race car.
But this wasn’t a huge surprise. The book says that Donald and Melania have separate bedrooms. Yeah, Trump sleeps in the White House’s master bedroom, while Melania sleeps in New York City.
Over the weekend, Eric Trump celebrated his 34th birthday at a Mexican restaurant, and he and Don Jr. wore sombreros. Which backfired when their dad had them deported. “Get ’em out!”
The Golden Globes were last night! Everybody’s talking about the big speech Oprah made — and a lot of people say she should run for president. But it’ll be weird at her State of the Union, when Congress keeps checking under their seats for a free car. “YOU GET A CAR AND YOU GET A CAR!”
But this could be a big story. In fact, two of Oprah’s close friends say that she’s thinking about running in 2020. While two of Trump’s close friends said, “Please don’t refer to us as Trump’s close friends.”
The Late Late Show with James Corden
This is our first show of the New Year after the holidays. We’re very happy to be back. We actually would have come back last week but marijuana was just legalized here in California so, you know.
Everybody is still buzzing about Oprah Winfrey’s incredible speech. And now after such an incredible speech, people close to Oprah are saying that she could actually be convinced to run for president in 2020. Don’t get too excited. Oprah hasn’t said that she decided to make a run for the White House or anything. She said she’s not sure she wants to move into a smaller place.
Can you imagine Oprah as president? Can you imagine? You thought Bernie Sanders wanted to give a lot of stuff away. “You get health insurance. You get health insurance. You don’t get deported. You don’t get deported. You won’t get deported.”
But after the reaction last night, Republicans were outraged when they heard about this. They were like you cannot just elect a billionaire TV star with no political experience . . .
The White House officially responded to the news that Oprah might run saying, “We welcome all comers.” Yeah, which is very easy to remember, cuz it’s the exact opposite of their immigration policy.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Anybody see last night’s episode of Oprah? Now, some people are calling it the Golden Globes. It was easily one of the most powerful, moving, meaningful nights of beautiful millionaires giving each other trophies. And Oprah gave a speech that was moving, even for Oprah.
People were immediately calling the speech presidential. And a year ago, I would have agreed. But these days it plays a little coherent.
Now, Oprah’s denying any political ambitions, but two of her close friends told CNN she is “actively thinking” about running for president. That’s interesting. I would love to hear that the State of the Union is “Stro-ong! Whoo!”
But a note of caution: Do we really want to elect another billionaire TV star? Granted, this one is actually a billionaire and actually a TV star.
That said, one of the things that inspires me most about Oprah is that I believe she’s reasonable enough to consider the possibility that being a billionaire TV star doesn’t necessarily qualify you to have the launch codes. Then again, if we did go toe to toe with North Korea, I bet she could calm Kim Jong-un down just by helping him lose weight.
It’s a point system. It’s all points, right? You can eat anything you want! I love pasta! I love kimchi, I love all of it!