We finally have an answer to the question that has been swirling around Oprah Winfrey since she fired up her supporters with a stirring speech earlier this month at the Golden Globes: “Will she run for president?”
The answer, according to Winfrey, is no.
Winfrey told InStyle magazine in an interview for its March cover story that she’s not interested.
“I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not. And so it’s not something that interests me. I don’t have the DNA for it,” Winfrey told the publication.
Winfrey mentioned that her best friend, Gayle King — who has expressed her own doubts that Winfrey would consider a presidential bid — has nonetheless been keeping her up to date on the “Oprah 2020” support that’s out there.
Winfrey told InStyle: “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.’ I met with someone the other day who said that they would help me with a campaign. That’s not for me.”
We encourage readers to click on the link above to InStyle to read the full interview.