James Corden reminds us Oprah hasn't decided anything, saying, "She's not sure wants to move into a smaller place."
Oprah Winfrey left the world buzzing after her rousing speech during the Golden Globes on Sunday, and by Monday night, late-night comedians were already on the bandwagon, endorsing the possibility of two TV billionaires battling it out for the White House in 2020.
Stephen Colbert dug into the archives to find an interview clip from 1999 that showed Donald Trump totally supportive of a political career for Winfrey, if not quite the position people are hoping for. Meanwhile, both Jimmy Kimmel and James Corden imagined the presidency might be a bit of a step down for the media mogul, and Jimmy Fallon pictured Congress looking under their seats during the State of the Union for a prize.
Here are the highlights from last night in late-night:
'Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
Colbert was so moved by Oprah's words that after showing a clip, he was standing right in front of the camera. "Someone give that woman an award for winning an award," he said, feigning tears.
"People were immediately calling that speech presidential," Colbert observed. "A year ago, I would have agreed. These days, it played a little coherent."
He also mused about whether it's a good idea to elect a billionaire TV star. "Granted, this one is actually a billionaire, actually a TV star," he noted.
Colbert also sees her potential skills in diplomacy. "If we ever did go toe to toe with North Korea, I believe she could calm Kim Jong-un down just by helping him lose weight."
Even better, he found another celebrity endorsement for Oprah dating all the way back to 1999. When asked if who he might consider as a VP during a forum, Trump's response was Oprah. "If you need any more proof that Donald Trump is delusional, he thinks Oprah would take vice president," Colbert concluded.
'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
The ABC late-night host wondered if she would even take the job. "At this point, wouldn't president be a demotion for Oprah?" he asked.
He also got the response from the White House, when reporters brought up the hot topic of the moment. According to Kimmel, "Team Trump said, 'We welcome the challenge, whether it be Oprah Winfrey or anybody else ... preferably anybody else.'"
Kimmel wasn't so sure, though, saying, "With Trump's approval rating right now, I don't think he could beat Maury Povich for president, never mind Oprah!"
'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
Fallon imagined the transition to an Oprah presidency might be difficult for some in government. "It'll be weird at her State of the Union when Congress keeps checking under their seats for their free car."
He couldn't resist sneaking in another quick jab at Donald Trump, though. "Two of Oprah's close friends say that she's thinking about running in 2020," he joked. "While two of Trump's close friends said, 'Please don't refer to us as Trump's close friends.'"
Fallon also got some jabs in about Trump's reactions to Michael Wolff's incendiary book "Fury and Fire," explaining Trump's "genius" tweet. "That's what the J in Donald J. Trump stands for," he said in Trump's voice. "Donald Jenius Trump."
'The Late Late Show with James Corden'
James Corden cautioned viewers not to get ahead of themselves in imagining an Oprah presidency. "Oprah hasn't said that she's decided to make a run for the White House or anything," he reminded us. "She said she's not sure she wants to move into a smaller place."
He imagined the excitement level that would prevail if she did win, however, saying, "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!"
In regards to the official White Houre response to a possible Oprah candidacy, in which the executive branch said, "We welcome allcomers," Corden noted it was "very easy to remember, because it's the exact opposite of their immigration policy."