All that Oprah-for-president talk? Never mind.
Prospects for a White House bid by the multimedia superstar appeared to dim with the release Thursday of an interview throwing cold water on the notion.
“I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not,” Winfrey told InStyle magazine when asked about the possibility of a 2020 run for president.
“And so it’s not something that interests me. I don’t have the DNA for it.”
The interview took place three weeks before Winfrey’s rousing speech on the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements at the Jan. 7 Golden Globe Awards, which set off speculation that she wanted to run for president.
Her longtime partner Stedman Graham told The Times that night that she “would absolutely do it,” despite her previous statements that she did not want to run.
If she were to change her mind and seek the Democratic nomination, Winfrey would probably face a crowded field of rivals vying for the chance to challenge President Trump’s reelection. Winfrey’s wealth and fame would instantly make her a top contender.
“I met with someone the other day who said that they would help me with a campaign,” Winfrey told InStyle. “That’s not for me.”