NBC distances itself from a tweet posted Sunday declaring Oprah Winfrey “our future president.” 

The network deleted the post and issued a statement, saying, “Yesterday a tweet about the Golden Globes and Oprah Winfrey was sent by a third party agency for NBC Entertainment in real time during the broadcast. It is in reference to a joke made during the monologue and not meant to be a political statement. We have since removed the tweet.”

NBC’s tweet was criticized by some on both sides and attracted the attention of the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., who posted, “In case anyone had any doubts about where the media stands this should take care of it. The bias against @realDonaldTrump is now so obvious they have simply given up hiding it.”

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Still, the Oprah 2020 train is picking up steam. Even conservative commentator Bill Kristol appears to be on board. The Weekly Standard editor used the hashtag #ImWithHer in a series of tweets touting her appeal as a candidate.

“Oprah: Sounder on economics than Bernie Sanders, understands Middle America better than Elizabeth Warren, less touchy-feely than Joe Biden, more pleasant than Andrew Cuomo, more charismatic than John Hickenlooper,” he wrote.

Winfrey has shrugged off talk of her running for office in the past, however, two of her close friends told CNN on Monday that she is “actively thinking” about it.

That would be very interesting! I think it would be one hell of a show down.

President Trump said during has a few thoughts on Oprah:

“Yeah, I’ll beat Oprah,” Mr Trump told reporters during a meeting.

Trump said during his meeting on Tuesday that campaigning against Ms Winfrey would be “a lot of fun”.

“I like Oprah but I don’t think she’s going to run. I don’t think she’s going to run. I knew her very well,” he added.