Sorry, Democrats, but as it stands now, Oprah says she’s not interested in relocating to D.C.

Oprah’s rousing speech at this year’s Golden Globe Awards had the entire internet abuzz (mainly Democrats) with the hope the talk show hostess might challenge Trump in 2020. A Draft Oprah group was created, and pollsters and pundits took the wish-casting seriously.

According to CBS News, Oprah doesn’t think she has “the DNA for” a presidential run.

“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,” Oprah told InStyle’s editor-in-chief Laura Brown in an interview for their March cover story. The interview was conducted three weeks before Winfrey had received the Cecile B. DeMille award where she gave the stirring speech.

…Winfrey went on in the interview, saying her close friend, “CBS This Morning” co-anchor Gayle King, regularly fields fans’ questions of Winfrey’s shot at politics.

“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,” Winfrey added.

While King insisted on CBS that Winfrey is not “actively considering” a run for president, she also said, “She loves this country and would like to be of service in some way.”

As Oprah tells it, “the depth of our human experiences” is her calling.

As for Winfrey’s role as a special correspondent with “60 Minutes”, she says it’s her “calling.”

“I have to say the core of me is about conversations. Exploring the depth of our human experiences. That is what I do. That is my calling. Whether I do that through dramas, producing stories with OWN [Oprah Winfrey Network], or one-on-one conversations that matter, I know that’s what I’m here to do,” said Winfrey.

And that’s fine by me.


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