Donald Trump floated the idea of a presidential run in 1999 — with Oprah as his vice president

Following Oprah Winfrey's utterly moving speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday night, fans flocked to social media en masse to encourage the media mogul to run for president in 2020. 

But die-hard supporters aren't the only ones who have called for the Cecil B. DeMille award recipient to step into the political spotlight.

Even President Donald Trump once said he'd like to see Oprah in the White House -- as his very own veep.

In a 1999 interview with CNN's Larry King, a pre-presidential Trump admitted that Oprah would be his dream running mate if he were to ever seek election. 

"I tell you, she's really a great woman. She is a terrific woman. She is somebody that is very special," Trump said.

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - JANUARY 22: Businessman Donald Trump and Oprah Winfrey ringside at Tyson vs Holmes Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey January 22 1988. (Photo by Jeffrey Asher/ Getty Images)
Real estate magnate Donald Trump (C) chatting w. talk show host/actress, Oprah Winfrey as pro-football player Herschel Walker (R) looks on at Tyson/Spinks pre-fight party at the Trump Plaza hotel. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - JUNE 27: Businessman Donald Trump and Oprah Winfrey ringside at Tyson vs Spinks Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey June 27 1988. (Photo by Jeffrey Asher/ Getty Images)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - JUNE 27: Actress and TV Star Oprah Winfrey and Ivana Trump at Tyson vs Spinks boxing match at Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey June 27 1988. (Photo by Jeffrey Asher/ Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JULY 08: Oprah Winfrey and Donald Trump attending party after Tyson-Spinks fight (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JULY 08: Oprah Winfrey and Donald Trump attending party after Tyson-Spinks fight (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 01: Orpah Winfrey, Donald Trump (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 01: Oprah Winfrey, Donald Trump (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
entrepreneur Donald Trump, fashion designer Valentino and television personality Oprah Winfrey. (Photo by Dave Allocca/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - JANUARY 22: Businessman Donald Trump and Oprah Winfrey at Tyson vs Holmes Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey January 22 1988. (Photo by Jeffrey Asher/ Getty Images)
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"I mean, if she would ever do it. I don't know that she would ever do it," he continued. "She would be sort of like me. I mean, I have a lot of things going, she's got a lot of things going on ... that would be a pretty good ticket."

So, can we expect to see President Winfrey sitting in the West Wing any time soon? 

According to Oprah's longtime partner, Stedman Graham, we just might.

"It's up to the people," Graham told The Los Angeles Times. "She would absolutely do it."

Feeding fuel to the political fire, the White House said on Monday that it welcomes the challenge, "whether it be Oprah Winfrey or anybody else."

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Oprah Winfrey accepts the 2018 Cecil B. DeMille Award speaks onstage during the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Oprah Winfrey accepts the 2018 Cecil B. DeMille Award speaks onstage during the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Oprah Winfrey arrives with the Cecil B. DeMille Award in the press room during The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Oprah Winfrey arrives with the Cecil B. DeMille Award in the press room during The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: 75th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Oprah Winfrey, recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, poses in the press room at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: 75th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Oprah Winfrey, recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, poses in the press room at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Oprah Winfrey poses with the Cecil B. DeMille Award in the press room during The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: 75th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Oprah Winfrey, recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, poses in the press room at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: (L-R) TV personality Gayle King, Oprah Winfrey and director Ava DuVernay celebrate The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards with Moet & Chandon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Stedman Graham (L) and Oprah Winfrey celebrate The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards with Moet & Chandon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Oprah Winfrey accepts the 2018 Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Oprah Winfrey poses with the Cecil B. DeMille Award in the press room during The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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