Oprah on Prez bid: Not for me, I lack the DNA for it

Chat show icon Oprah Winfrey has brushed off speculation she might run for US President in 2020, saying in an interview published on Thursday that she lacks “the DNA for it”. When Winfrey delivered a rousing speech at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this month, it rekindled longstanding speculation over the billionaire’s political ambitions – and a possible run for the Oval Office. Some democrats – still reeling from Hillary Clinto’s shock loss to Donald Trump – have embraced the idea of having their own celebrity candidate the next time around.

But in an interview with InStyle, carried out three weeks before the Globes published in the fashion magazine’s March issue, the 63-year-old downplayed the idea of a presidential run, saying, “That’s not for me. I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not,” said the self-made-entertainment tycoon. “And so it’s not something that interests me. I don’t have the DNA for it,” she added.

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