Stephen Colbert tried divine intervention to convince Oprah to run for president

08 March, 2018, 02:05 | Author: Eleanor Thompson
  • Is this the 'sign from God' Oprah was waiting for?

"It's not going to be good for you, but I think it would be good for the country.' And I'm like, 'Get out of here!'" Winfrey recalled. Colbert summoned God to appear on the ceiling of the Ed Sullivan Theater and he made his case as best he could.

After God confessed to being a big fan of Winfrey's, she chuckled, "That's great to hear".

"I'm a huge fan", said the cartoon of God projected on the stained-glass dome atop the Ed Sullivan Theater in NY.

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Pleasantries aside, Colbert pressed God to explain the objective of his unannounced visit. "I'm sorry about this Oprah, I apologize".

God then told Winfrey he hears she's seeking a sign on whether she should run for office, before holding up a sign reading: "Run!"

"God stops by every once in awhile, he's a fan", Colbert said. God asked. "Well, is this clear enough?" he said, brandishing a sign that said "run". "Oprah", she told him.

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Oprah certainly got a kick out of it, but wasn't exactly convinced and joked that running was already a part of her exercise routine.

Colbert showed Winfrey a tweet by President Donald Trump calling her "biased". "You asked for it".

"Nothing makes me happier than to see other people in their purest moments of joy. It's not the kind of job that you can have without fully devoting yourself to it 100 per cent", Winfrey explained. To that, God merely replies, "Not really, have you seen this White House?" "And I'm sure you're going to find someone that you are just as inspired by in 2020".

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Watch Winfrey on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in the video above.

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