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Oprah Winfrey “intrigued by the idea” of Running for US President

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 07: Oprah Winfrey poses with the Cecil B. DeMille Award in the press room during The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Media magnate Oprah Winfrey is “intrigued” by the idea of running for the U.S. presidency in 2020.

Winfrey’s confidante Gayle King, however said on Tuesday, after Winfrey’s speech at a Hollywood awards show thrust her name into the political arena, that she was not considering it now.

King said on “CBS This Morning” that the 63-year-old celebrity’s past position that she was not interested in running for president remained unchanged.

“I do think she’s intrigued by the idea, I do think that,” King said. “I also know that after years of watching ‘The Oprah (Winfrey) Show’ you always have the right to change your mind. I don’t think at this point she’s actually considering it.”

Oprah herself had in October 2017 said there is no running for office of any kind for her.

She said this while talking on “CBS This Morning” also. She said: “There will be no running for office of any kind for me.”

However, social media lit up about a presidential run after Winfrey’s speech at the Golden Globes awards show on Sunday night promoting the “Time’s Up” movement against sexual harassment and assault.

CNN, citing two of her close friends, reported on Monday that the television and movie producer and actress was actively thinking about making a White House bid.

Republican President Donald Trump would gladly face Winfrey – one of the United States’ wealthiest women and long associated with Democratic politics and fundraising – as in the 2020 presidential race, a White House spokesman said on Monday.

7 Comments

  1. KPỌMKWEM

    January 9, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    FAKE **S OPRAH, JUST LIKE HUSSAIN OBAMA. THE LATER SHOULD NEVER EVER BE GIVEN A VISA TO VISIT NIGERIA ANYTIME IN THE FUTURE, SOMETHING HE DID NOT DO WHILE IN OFFICE.

    • Seriously

      January 9, 2018 at 10:47 pm

      What makes them fake? Be constructive instead of sounding like a broken record. What’s there to see in Nigeria? To meet with the same corrupt leaders or what. I doubt anyone is losing sleep over not visiting Nigeria or looking forward to visit. Obama visited Kenya his father’s country, and Ghana.
      If Trump ran and won, why not Oprah. Moreover, she has more integrity than him.
      I don’t want Oprah to run though. I used to have great respect for Dr Carson but him going into political just Made him lose a lot of respect .

    • Ada_ugo

      January 10, 2018 at 12:50 pm

      kpomkwem, did Obama tell you he wants to visit Nigeria?? Or you consider this American born in Hawaii to pick Nigeria as his top holiday resort?

  2. Exq

    January 9, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    Human beings, because some gave a powerful speech during an award’s show, she’s automatically a presidential candidate and will make a good president? Alright.

    • Exq

      January 9, 2018 at 10:05 pm

      Because someone*

  3. Amy

    January 10, 2018 at 10:37 am

    @ seriously who cares abt wat u think of Ben Carson.. You wanna decide his life for him…The man want to be in politics and ur here loosing respect for him… Abeg face ur yeye country and leave america alone..

    • Derin87

      January 10, 2018 at 3:48 pm

      is it your respect? why so hurt?

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