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Oprah Winfrey Says She Doesn’t Have the “DNA” to Run for US President

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This will come as bad news to those who genuinely want Oprah to contest and win America’s 2020 presidential election. A move, if positive, will not only change history but will incredibly change the course and struggle, not only for the black race in the country, but for women in the workforce.

Many urged the 63-year-old media guru to run for president in 2020 after she received a standing ovation for her powerful speech after receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement honour at the Golden Globe Awards, but now she has cleared the air by insisting she doesn’t want to make a bid for the White House. In an interview with InStyle, Oprah 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. I met with someone the other day who said that they would help me with a campaign. That’s not for me.”

Despite revealing she has no interest in running for the presidency, fans have already started creating Oprah 2020 paraphernalia.

“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,” she continued

The star’s closest friend, Gayle King, keeps tabs on trends and keeps her updated on the public’s continuous interest in her to for president.

“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.’ Oprah said

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However, we know what persuasion can do. Whether or not she bows to pressure from her fans to run or not, time will tell.

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Henry I. Ugwu

Written by Henry I. Ugwu

Henry I. Ugwu is a writer, opinion journalist, media scholar, social media strategist and crisis management expert.

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