The famed talk show host put any speculation to rest during an interview on The Hollywood Reporter‘s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast this week.
‘I will never run for public office. That’s a pretty definitive thing,’ Winfrey said when asked if she would consider challenging Donald Trump in 2020.
When the 63-year-old was asked if she could theoretically beat Trump in a presidential race, she said: ‘I don’t know. I don’t know the answer to that.
‘But I’ll never have to know the answer to that, because I will never run for public office.’
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‘I think we’d win easily, actually,’ he told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. ‘I like Oprah. I mean, is that supposed to be a bad thing? I don’t think so.’
Winfrey supported Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election.
The talk show queen told the Awards Chatter podcast that she was currently focused on her acting career.
‘I love this acting thing,’ she told podcast host Scott Feinberg.
‘I find that it opens me up and stimulates me in a way that absolutely nothing else does, because you get to not just read about a character – you actually get to explore the nature of another human being. So, that’s really fascinating.
‘But I haven’t had the training. You know, you just get better with stuff when you do it, whether you’re sweeping a floor or playing basketball or learning to play pool or Scrabble. Whatever you do and you do more of it, you get better at it. Every time I do it there’s a level of anxiety and fear I have to wrestle with for myself.’
In a wide-ranging interview, Winfrey also touched on what her legacy will be.
‘I learned early on, in the process of interviewing other people, that what really connects you to another human being is your willingness to open up and be vulnerable.
‘Before people researched it and studied it, I had come to know that naturally, that vulnerability is your greatest power.
‘I would say that that’s been my greatest gift in connecting to the audience. Just being open and willing to continually be myself.’