Democrats are desperately searching for a presidential candidate in 2020 to challenge Donald Trump and one of the names thrown out as a possibility is Oprah Winfrey, a leftist and sycophantic fan of America’s first Marxist President, Barack Obama.
In a new interview on The Hollywood Reporter’s “Awards Chatter” podcast, Winfrey put that rumor to rest.
“I will never run for public office,” Oprah told THR. “That’s a pretty definitive thing,” she reiterated.
President Trump said during the 2016 presidential campaign that Oprah Winfrey was under consideration to be his running mate, a comment many people considered a joke.
When asked by THR if she believed she could beat Trump in 2020, she was unsure.
“I don’t know the answer to that,” she answered. “But I’ll never have to know the answer to that because I will never run for public office,” she promised.
Many people believe that President Trump, a former reality TV actor, has paved the way for other entertainers to enter politics.
In March, Politico ran a piece entitled, “The Serious Case for Oprah 2020,” writing:
“But past denials can be rendered inoperative, and cracked doors can be flung wide open with enough public pressure. So her tease, deliberate or not, does raise a legitimate question for Democrats: Is Oprah the celebrity kryptonite they need to best Donald Trump at his own game?
Trump’s victory already makes any wild speculation of an outsider presidential bid impossible to dismiss out of hand, especially those from celebrity business figures like Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Disney CEO Bob Iger.
But Oprah is in a class by herself.”
Similarly, in March, one day after Politico published their puff piece, the Washington Post salivated over the prospects of a 2020 matchup between Donald Trump and Oprah Winfrey.