For the second time since her Golden Globes speech raised hopes that Oprah Winfrey would enter politics, the star has thrown out the possibility of a run for the White House.
In a new interview with WSJ. Magazine, Winfrey said there’s ‘no way’ she’ll ever be president because it’s not something she thinks she would be good at.
‘I do a few things really well. But I don’t want to manage. I don’t want to spend my days and nights creating policy. I want to continue to be involved with stories that allow people to see the best of themselves, to find a higher good,’ Winfrey told the magazine back in October, about three months before her headline-making Globes speech.
This isn’t the first time in recent weeks that Winfrey’s words have sought to end speculation about her political future.
In another interview published late last month by InStyle Magazine, Winfrey said she does not ‘have the DNA’ to take on Trump in 2020.
‘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,’ she said.
But that interview also took place before her Globes speech that was so well reviewed.
The awestruck stars in the audience for Winfrey’s speech were among the first to suggest Winfrey seek higher office.
Those oblations turned to serious speculation later that night when Winfrey’s longtime partner Stedman Graham told reporters that she would ‘absolutely do it’.
That was followed the next morning by a report from CNN’s Brian Stelter, saying Winfrey was seriously considering the move after being urged on by friends.
A poll conducted shortly after the speech showed that Winfrey would beat Trump in a head to head battle in the 2020 election.
Trump appeared unphased by the prospect, saying last month that he’s sure he would beat Winfrey.
SOURCE: Daily Mail – Ashley Collman, Jessica Finn