Well, folks—Oprah 2020 is over. The dream is dead. The speculation is no more; she’s not running. And it’s not necessarily a surprise. Last October, the television personality and business mogul said she wasn’t going to run for president. A lot of hype was stirred up from her speech at the Golden Globes, as Democrats look desperately to find someone they can run against Trump in 2020. Now, she says it’s just not in her blood (via NYT):
It was a speech that inspired the fantasies of Democrats across America, all of them centered on a single question: Will she run for president in 2020?
Now, less than two weeks after she raised those hopes, Oprah Winfrey, the billionaire media magnate, is ready to dash them.
In an interview for the March issue of InStyle, the beauty and fashion magazine, the former talk show host was asked how she felt about the prospect of what would have been a historic campaign to put a black woman in the White House.
“I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not,” she said. “And so it’s not something that interests me. I don’t have the DNA for it.”