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Oprah Winfrey speaks on running for US presidency in 2020

Oprah Winfrey speaks on running for US presidency in 2020

TV mogul, Oprah Winfrey, has dismissed speculation that she might contest for the US presidency in 2020.

She said in an interview with InStyle published Thursday that she lacks “the DNA for it.”

There has been talk that Winfrey will stand in the elections, ever since she delivered a powerful speech at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this month.

Some Democrats still reeling from Hillary Clinton’s shock loss to Donald Trump, have embraced the idea of having their own celebrity candidate the next time around.

But the 63-year-old downplayed the idea of a presidential run, saying: “That’s not for me.”

“I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not,” said the self-made entertainment tycoon.

“And so it’s not something that interests me. I don’t have the DNA for it,” she added.

Winfrey went on to talk about the current political US political climate.

“I think what’s exciting is this moment in our political history, in our social engagement,” she said.

“It’s really opened a lot of people to the fact that they have a voice, and it’s gotten people involved in ways that they never would’ve been before.”

 

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