The rallying cry for Oprah to take on Donald Trump in the next presidential race popped after her riveting Golden Globes speech. It’s understandable that many Americans find Oprah to be a great presidential candidate. She’s smart, has leadership experience and is a stellar role model. Unfortunately, Oprah doesn’t see a future in the oval office.
You can officially toss your Oprah 2020 campaign shirts, ’cuz it’s not happening.
“I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not,” the media mogul told InStyle. “And so it’s not something that interests me. I don’t have the DNA for it.”
She goes on to say that while she’s flattered at the thought of being the people’s champ, she (and her BFF Gayle King) know that it’s just not her lane. “Gayle—who knows me as well as I know myself practically—has been calling me regularly and texting me things, like a woman in the airport saying, ’When’s Oprah going to run?’ So Gayle sends me these things, and then she’ll go, “I know, I know, I know! It wouldn’t be good for you—it would be good for everyone else.'”
But wait, hasn’t Oprah said this already? Like, more than once? Yes, she has.
In June, the former daytime talk show host was a guest on The Hollywood Reporter’s podcast. When asked if she thinks she can beat Trump in the next presidential race, she replied, “I will never have to know the answer to that, because I will never run for public office.”
Gayle King even confirmed Oprah’s lack of presidential interest on CBS This Morning earlier this year. Last October, Oprah appeared on this show herself and repeatedly denied plans to run. “There will be no running for office of any kind for me,” she said.
.@GayleKing on @Oprah considering running for president in 2020? "I absolutely don't think that her position has changed… I do think she's intrigued by the idea. I also know after years of watching the Oprah show, you always have a right to change your mind." pic.twitter.com/w1enMPGT9C
— CBS This Morning ❄️ (@CBSThisMorning) January 9, 2018
Get the picture? Sorry folks, she’s just not that into it.
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