U.S. entertainment icon Winfrey says not interested in presidential run


WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 -- TV and entertainment icon Oprah Winfrey has told a U.S. magazine that she's not interested in running for president in 2020, saying that she doesn't have the DNA for the bid.
"I've always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not," Winfrey said in a published interview Thursday with InStyle, a fashion magazine, for a cover story.
"And so it's not something that interests me," she said. "I don't have the DNA for it."
The speculation of Winfrey's possible presidential bid went high after she delivered a rousing speech at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this month when receiving a lifetime achievement award.
"For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up!" Winfrey said in her speech.
"So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon," she continued.
Members of Winfrey's inner circle hinted that she might consider running.
Her longtime partner Stedman Graham told The Los Angeles Times that that Winfrey would "absolutely" run for president -- if the American people want her to.
In her interview with InStyle, Winfrey suggested that despite an outpouring support for her presidential bid it would not be a good move for her personally.
Following Winfrey's Golden Globe speech, U.S. President Donald Trump also waded in to the rumored Winfrey run, saying that he could beat her in the 2020 election, while several polls found that he would lose to Winfrey in a hypothetical matchup.
But there were also many Americans who had said that they didn't want Winfrey to run, citing her lack of political experience.
Winfrey, 63, is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show and is considered one of the most influential women in the world.

Source: Xinhua