After Oprah Winfrey's Golden Globes Cecil B. DeMille award speech, many began hoping she'd run for president. People even started championing the idea on social media using the hashtag #Oprah2020. But in a new interview with 60 Minutes,Oprah admits that running for America's top job isn't in her DNA.
"I'd feel that I have a responsibility as a person who has a big voice in this country to use it to promote justice and kindness and good will in the world. It never has felt to me that that I was supposed to be political and it still does not feel that to me." She goes on to say that, "I've never looked outside for other people to tell me when I should be making a move. And wouldn’t I know? If God wanted me to run, wouldn't God tell me? I haven't heard that."
Addressing, specifically, the fanfare her Golden Globes speech generated, she joked that she was just trying to entertain the crowd with her words.
"Are you kiddin' me? I was just tryin' to give a good speech." Oprah Winfrey says her Golden Globes speech had nothing to do with the 2020 presidential race. Her latest story for 60 Minutes airs Sunday. https://t.co/UjhtskOpL2pic.twitter.com/ATbX0qA7Dr
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The media mogul added that she's humbled anyone would think she'd make a good president. "I had a lot of wealthy men calling me, telling me they would run my campaign and raise a billion dollars for me. I think when you have that many people whose opinions you value coming at you, it's worthy of thinking about."
Previously, the star walked InStylethrough the thought process behind her decision not to run, saying “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.”