Oprah Winfrey Reconsidering Running for President After Trump

Oprah Winfrey suggested that President Trump has made her rethink whether she could run for President and win.

During an interview with Bloomberg Media’s David Rubenstein, Rubenstein asked if she considers ever running for President of the United States.

“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.

Winfrey paused before answering. “I never considered the question, even a possibility,” Winfrey began, then suggesting Trump’s election made her reconsider the possibility of running. “I just thought, ‘Oh… oh?,’ ” explained continued.

Rubenstein added, “Because, it’s clear you don’t need government experience to be elected president of the United States.”

“That’s what I thought,” Winfrey said. “I thought, ‘oh gee, I don’t have the experience, I don’t know enough’… And now I’m thinking — Oh.”

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Oprah Winfrey receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a ceremony at The White House on November 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Rena Schild / Shutterstock.com)

During an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Winfrey said that she would never run for president.

“Is there any other charismatic African-American woman that both sides of the political aisle really love?”, Colbert asked after suggesting Michelle Obama should run for President.

“Never,” Winfrey responded. “No, no, it’s not my thing.”