President Oprah Winfrey might not be an option after all.
The talk-show legend was only kidding when she hinted that she’d rethink a run for the White House, best friend Gayle King said.
“I was in the audience that day and it was clearly a joke…she was playing with David because they have such a great rapport,” King said on “CBS This Morning” Thursday. “I would bet my first, second-born and any unborn children to come, that ain’t never happening. Never. I’ll say never on this one. Nevah, N-E-V-A-H. Nevah.”
Winfrey teased a possible presidential run in a recent interview with philanthropist David Rubenstein asked on his Bloomberg Television show.
“So have you ever thought that, given the popularity you have — we haven’t broken the glass ceiling yet for women — that you could actually run for President and actually be elected?” he asked, pointing out that government experience is no longer a requirement.
“I never considered the question even a possibility,” she responded. “I thought, ‘Oh gee, I don’t have the experience, I don’t know enough.’ But now I’m thinking, ‘Oh. Oh.’”
Winfrey, who endorsed former President Barack Obama in 2008 and Hillary Clinton last year, was considered for the vice president position when President Trump weighed a Reform Party run in 1999.
SOURCE: NY Daily News – Kate Feldman