All The Things Oprah Winfrey Has Ever Said About Running For President
Read this before you get too excited about the possibility.
October 15, 2015: “Not in this lifetime.”
In response to being asked about if she'd ever run for President on CBS This Morning, Oprah replied, “Oh, come on! I'm president of my own company. Not in this lifetime.”
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June 17th, 2016: “The one thing I know for sure, sure, sure is that I will never run for office.”
She continued, on Jimmy Kimmel Live: “For many years, I used to think — until this election year, I thought — ‘Wow, I have no… Why do people say that? I have no qualifications to run.’ I’m feeling pretty qualified. After this year, I’m feeling really qualified.”
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January 4, 2017: “Never!”
“No, it’s not my thing,” she told Stephen Colbert when he asked.
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January 26, 2017: “Nope. Not my thing, not my thing.”
“It’s not how I speak to the world,” she told told Newsday.
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March 1, 2017: “I thought, ‘Oh, gee, I don’t have the experience, I don’t know enough.’ And now I’m thinking, ‘Oh.’”
When Bloomberg TV’s David Rubenstein asked Oprah if she'd ever thought about running for Prez, she said she'd “never considered the question even a possibility.”
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June 13th, 2017: “I will never run for public office. That’s a pretty definitive thing.”
Okay…but “pretty definitive” isn't a rock-solid denial! She said this on The Hollywood Reporter's podcast.
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October 18, 2017: “There will be no running for office of any kind for me.”
While talking about OWN's Super Soul Sundays on CBS This Morning, Lady O made sure to dispel any rumors you may have heard.
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Also January 7th, 2018: “Okaay!”
Admittedly this is a one-word answer to whether or not she'd consider running for president, but it bears inclusion in this list. The L.A. Times' Jen Yamato spoke to Oprah in the press room at the Golden Globes last night and got quite the answer:
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But about that 2020 ticket …
Will Oprah consider a run for POTUS? She paused, cracking a sly smile. “Okaay!”
“Okaay” then! I guess we’ll see what happens…
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