Oprah Winfrey says she is not interested in running for president amid speculation the television star will do so in 2020.
“I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not,” she said in an interview with InStyle released Thursday.
“And it’s not something that interests me,” the former talk show host added. “I don’t have the DNA for it.”
Winfrey admitted, however, she had discussed a possible Oval Office bid with “CBS This Morning” co-anchor Gayle King, a longtime friend.
“Gayle – who knows me as well as I know myself practically – has been calling me regularly and texting me things, like a woman in the airport saying, ‘When’s Oprah going to run?’” she recounted.
“So 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,’” Winfrey continued.
“I met with someone the other day who said that they would help me with a campaign. That’s not for me.”
Winfrey earlier this month sparked chatter she would pursue the presidency with a rousing speech during the Golden Globes Awards.
The television personality used the ceremony to voice solidarity with the recent #MeToo movement combating sexual misconduct.
“For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men,” she said in Beverly Hills, California. “But their time is up. Their time is up. Their time up.”
President Trump has since addressed the topic, telling reporters that he does not think Winfrey would launch a campaign before adding if she did he would defeat her.
“Yeah, I’ll beat Oprah,” he said. “Oprah will be lots of fun. I don’t think she’s going to run.”