Could everyone please breathe a sigh of relief now? At least for a moment?
In an interview released Wednesday with InStyle magazine, Oprah Winfrey — liberal’s favorite counter to Donald Trump’s reelection bid in 2020 — told the outlet that she won’t be running for president during the 2020 election cycle.
Here’s what Winfrey told InStyle:
I actually saw a mug the other day ... I thought it was a cute mug. All you need is a mug and some campaign literature and a T-shirt. I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not. And so it’s not something that interests me. I don’t have the DNA for it. Gayle—who knows me as well as I know myself practically—has been calling me regularly and texting me things, like a woman in the airport saying, “When’s Oprah going to run?” So Gayle sends me these things, and then she’ll go, “I know, I know, I know! It wouldn’t be good for you—it would be good for everyone else.” I met with someone the other day who said that they would help me with a campaign. That’s not for me.
That was about as far as the interview delved into the fervor that occurred immediately after Winfrey’s Golden Globes speech, so don’t be surprised if you see Oprah 2020 items on eBay really soon.