Oprah Winfrey has no plans of ever running for office. Ever.
The talk-show queen and actress sat down with The Hollywood Reporter Awards Chatter podcast and revealed that despite many people’s wishes, it’s just never going to happen.
“I will never run for public office. That’s a pretty definitive thing,” Winfrey said. When asked if she thinks she could triumph over Donald Trump in 2020, she’s not as certain.
“I don’t know,” she said. “I don’t know the answer to that. But I will never have to know the answer to that, because I will never run for public office.”
The twist is that Trump was one of Winfrey’s biggest supporters in 1999, telling Larry King that she would be his choice for vice-president.
“Oprah. I love Oprah. Oprah would always be my first choice,” Trump said. “If she’d do it, she’d be fantastic. She’s popular. She’s brilliant. She’s a wonderful woman.”