Late night host Stephen Colbert called on "God" on Tuesday to give Oprah Winfrey a sign to run for the presidency, which she has said would only happen if she received a sign from above. 

When Colbert brought up the topic of Winfrey's presidential ambitions, which have been rumored since her viral speech at the Golden Globe Awards in January, the former talk show host said she was "honored and humbled" by the support she's received, but that she had no intentions of running in 2020. 

"I've said this before, I'd know it," Winfrey told Colbert on "The Late Show." "I'm very much in touch with my inner GPS. ... I'm in touch with God," she said. 

Winfrey made clear to Colbert that she had received "not one" sign from the Lord on the matter. 


The interview was then interrupted by a projected "God" wearing robes and long white hair on the ceiling of the studio, who greeted the audience with a "What's up?" 

"God stops by every once in awhile, he's a fan," Colbert said. "Is there something you'd like to tell Oprah?" 

"I hear thou seekest a sign, is this clear enough?" said "God," holding up a sign that read "run!" 

"Oprah Winfrey 2020, yes she can!" said the projection.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump MORE, who has mocked talk of Winfrey running, reportedly joked at the annual Gridiron Club dinner on Saturday that he would allow her to seek the presidency. 

"She says she'll run only if she gets the go ahead from the Almighty. All right Oprah, go ahead and run," Trump said. 

In an interview in the 1990s, Trump once said Winfrey would be an ideal running mate if he ever decided to run for president.