Oprah Winfrey Reveals She Will Not Run For President in 2020
UPDATE (1/25/18 at 10:02 a.m. ET):
It doesn’t sound like we’re going to get President Oprah Winfrey in 2020.
Though many fans began begging the television star to run following her 2018 Golden Globes speech, the 63-year-old doesn’t seem interested.
"I've always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not,” she told InStyle.
“And so it's not something that interests me. I don't have the DNA for it."
UPDATE (01/09/18 1.18 p.m. ET)
Don't get your Oprah Winfrey 2020 pins out just yet.
Though the TV host's partner Stedman Graham said at the Golden Globes on Sunday night that she would "absolutely" run for President, he is now backtracking, claiming he misunderstood the question.
Speaking on his behalf, Oprah's best friend Gayle King revealed in a recent interview what he actually meant.
"Stedman says that he thought the reporter said to him, ‘Would she make a good president?’
"And he said ‘Absolutely she would.’
"That’s how he interpreted the question, because this is the thing – Stedman would never so cavalierly say absolutely she would do it.
"It’s up to the people. He would never do that."
The hearts of a nation are crushed Oprah!
However, Gayle did go on to say that, though the 63-year-old is not "actively considering" a run, "she loves this country and would like to be of service in some way."
Donald Trump, of course, has since come out to say he would "beat Oprah" and it would be "a lot of fun."
ORIGINAL (01/08/18 7.32 a.m. ET)
Oprah Winfrey's long-term partner Stedman Graham has confirmed she'd consider running for president and we're totally here for it.
The 63-year-old star received a standing ovation for her powerful speech as she picked up the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement honour at the Golden Globe awards on Sunday, prompting many to urge her to run for office.
Now Stedman Graham — who she has been in a relationship with since 1986 — thinks it's something she's keen to do.
He told the Los Angeles Times newspaper, ''It's up to the people. She would absolutely do it.''
The Selma star's best friend, Gayle King, also praised her pal for her powerful speech.
She said, ''I thought that speech was incredible. I got goosebumps.''
The Wrinkle in Time star also received a strong reaction on Twitter, with John Stamos simply sharing the hashtag ''#Oprah2020'' — which quickly became a trending topic — and Sarah Silverman writing, ''Oprah/Michelle 2020''.
Hidden Figures star Janelle Monae wrote, ''When your PASTOR is also your PRESIDENT @Oprah. Thank you. #TIMESUP #goldenglobes [sic].''
Meanwhile, Evan Rachel Wood was reduced to tears by the speech.
She posted, ''And now I'm crying. Thank you @Oprah for nailing it once again [sic].''
In her powerful speech, Oprah spoke about press freedom, racism and sexual abuse before receiving a standing ovation with her closing words about the future.
She said, ''I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon!
''And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say 'me too' again.''
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