Why Be President When You Could Keep Being Oprah? 


Oprah has said that she has no intention of running for president. Why would she, when she’s already Oprah? Donald Trump probably wishes he had powerful-yet-chilled out lifestyle that she lives on a daily basis.

Winfrey is on the cover of InStyle this month, with the magazine declaring: “Hello, Madam President? We asked, she answered.” And while the accompanying interview took place three weeks before her show-stopping Golden Globes speech, Oprah did address whether she’d ever want the job. Asked “How do you feel when people say, ‘Oprah 2020′?” she responded:

I actually saw a mug the other day … I thought it was a cute mug. All you need is a mug and some campaign literature and a T-shirt. 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. Gayle—who knows me as well as I know myself practically—has been calling me regularly and texting me things, like a woman in the airport saying, “When’s Oprah going to run?” So Gayle sends me these things, and then she’ll go, “I know, I know, I know! It wouldn’t be good for you—it would be good for everyone else.” I met with someone the other day who said that they would help me with a campaign. That’s not for me.

So you don’t get Oprah the President, but you get a mug! You get a mug! You get a mug! WE ALL GET MUGS!

Read the whole interview here.

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