Dashing thousand dreams after her ground-breaking Golden Globes speech followed by a zillion #Oprah2020 and #OprahForPresident social media posts, Oprah Winfrey clearly said that she will not run in the 2020 United States Presidential election, as she “does not have the DNA for it”.
Many including fellow celebrities, were hoping that the talk show host would take up the mantle on behalf of the Democratic Party and give the current ‘celebrity-host-turned-President’ Donald Trump a run for his money in the 2020 polls.
But in an interview with a magazine recently, Winfrey said, “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,” she added.
According to the magazine, the 63-year-old gave the interview three weeks before picking up the Cecil B DeMille award at the Golden Globes for outstanding contribution to entertainment and delivering the widely-praised speech that was seen by many as a prelude to a presidential bid.
In her speech, she spoke powerfully on themes of race, gender, power and the ‘Me Too’ campaign against sexual harassment.
When she told “all the girls watching here… to know that a new day is on the horizon!” many took it to mean that she might consider a bid for the US presidency.
The hashtags #Oprah2020 and #OprahForPresident began trending on social media with a number of celebrities throwing their weight behind it.
following the wave, a survey was published by CNN claiming President Trump was lagging behind Winfrey if she was to contest the 2020 elections.
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