According to Zerohedge speculation that former daytime talk show host and media mogul Oprah Winfrey might run against her erstwhile friend, President Donald Trump, has simmered since Winfrey’s widely praised speech at the Golden Globes, where she exhorted the cohort of amazingly wealthy industry figures to “speak the truth to the power of those men…”
For weeks, Winfrey’s associates were happy to let the pressure build, telling reporters that she had not ruled out a 2020 run.
But finally, they’ve given us an answer: Oprah told InStyle Magazine – not to be confused with In Touch, the magazine that published a now-infamous 5,000 word interview with former porn star Stormy Daniels – that she’s not interested in running for office.
Winfrey makes clear that it’s not an issue of whether she could win or not: She’s “always felt very secure and confident” and would presumably feel the same way about her chances of winning.
For now, at least, running for US President does not interest Oprah…
“I actually saw a mug the other day … I thought it was a cute mug. All you need is a mug and some campaign literature and a T-shirt. I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not.
“It’s not something that interests me … I met with someone the other day who said that they would help me with a campaign. That’s not for me,” Winfrey said.