Talk-show host Oprah Winfrey knocked down speculation that she could be a US presidential candidate in 2020, saying in a magazine interview published Thursday that running for office was not in her nature.
“I met with someone the other day who said that they would help me with a campaign. That’s not for me,” she told fashion magazine InStyle.
Interest in the media mogul surged among members of the opposition Democratic Party after her January 7 speech at the Golden Globes awards gala, where Winfrey accepted a lifetime achievement award.
Media reports in the days that followed suggested she might be considering a run.