Oprah Winfrey has finally addressed rumors that she will run for President.
After her speech at the Golden Globe Awards, Hollywood liberals anointed the talk show show as their political savior to deliver them from a second Donald Trump term in 2020. There was even one poll that suggested Oprah would beat the President head-to-head in an election.
Now, Oprah has decided whether or not she will consider it.
Oprah Winfrey has said she is not interested in taking on Donald Trump and running for US president and that she does not ‘have the DNA’ for it.
The talk show legend billionaire actress sparked speculation that she could be in line for the job following her rousing speech at the Golden Globes earlier in January, with many high profile stars backing her for the post.
But Winfrey, 63, has now said she has no desire to put herself forward as a Democratic candidate for the 2020 election.
This comes after a poll released just this week showed she would beat Trump, but that Democratic and liberal household names Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders would best the Republican by more.
The survey, conducted by SSRS and commissioned by CNN, found that Winfrey would best Trump among registered voters by nine points, with the talk show queen receiving 51 per cent and the sitting president getting 42 per cent.
However she told InStyle: ‘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.’
Referring to her best friend, CBS News anchor for This Morning Gayle King, Winfrey said: ‘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’.’
She added: ‘I met with someone the other day who said that they would help me with a campaign. That’s not for me.’
Winfrey made an impassioned call for ‘a brighter morning even in our darkest nights’ at the Golden Globes, prompting her peers and fans to call for her to run for office.