i: Oprah Winfrey said: ‘I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not.’ Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Oprah Winfrey said she is not interested in running for president, in comments published this week that were made before the current wave of speculation that followed her speech at the Golden Globes.
Over the years, Winfrey’s popularity has frequently prompted conjecture that she could be a viable presidential candidate. Winfrey, however, has never made a formal bid for the presidency.
“I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not,” Winfrey told US magazine InStyle three weeks before the Globes. “And so it’s not something that interests me. I don’t have the DNA for it.”
At the awards show earlier this month, host Seth Meyers made a joke about Winfrey being president just before she delivered a rousing speech at the awards show.