No, she’s not dead, but she did just make a major announcement.
After months of speculation that she might try to run for President in 2020 to “dethrone” Donald Trump, Oprah just made it official: “I will never run for office” she just announced.
Oprah didn’t get to be a billionaire by being stupid. She is smart enough to look at the situation and know she has no chance of defeating Donald Trump. And she’s not going to set herself up for failure trying to do so. Smart move Oprah!
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I guess that just leaves Mark Cuban! I wonder how soon it will be until he too drops out. It would be too massive a blog to his massive ego to run against Trump and get spanked!
Here’s the breaking story, from The Hill:
Oprah Winfrey says she will “never run” for elected office.
In a podcast with The Hollywood Reporter, the famous talk show host and actress was asked if she would consider a bid for the White House against President Trump in 2020.
“I will never run for public office,” Winfrey responded.
The media mogul has been the subject of presidential speculation, including a rare tweet from Matt Drudge this March saying “Trump vs Oprah would be the most epic race in American history.”
But Winfrey has always seemed cool to the idea, telling Stephen Colbert “never … it’s not my thing” in January.
Trump had previously teased the prospect of running for president on Winfrey’s show in 1988, though he eventually said “I probably wouldn’t”
Trump also told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in 2015 that Winfrey would be his ideal running mate.
“I think we’d win easily, actually,” Trump said. “I like Oprah, is that supposed to be a bad thing? I don’t think so.”
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