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Why Be President When You Could Keep Being Oprah?

Photo: Getty Images.
Photo: Getty Images.

Oprah has said that she has no intention of running for president. Why would she, when she’s already Oprah? Donald Trump probably wishes he had powerful-yet-chilled out lifestyle that she lives on a daily basis.

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Winfrey is on the cover of InStyle this month, with the magazine declaring: “Hello, Madam President? We asked, she answered.” And while the accompanying interview took place three weeks before her show-stopping Golden Globes speech, Oprah did address whether she’d ever want the job. Asked “How do you feel when people say, ‘Oprah 2020'?” she responded:

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.

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So you don’t get Oprah the President, but you get a mug! You get a mug! You get a mug! WE ALL GET MUGS! 

Read the whole interview here.

Senior Editor, Attic Haunter, Jezebel

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DISCUSSION

caernarvan
Boudicca Superstar

Good, now let’s drop this idea. We need people with political experience. And truthfully, my issue with Oprah is her questionable judgment. Phil, Oz, Anti-vax, The Secret, spending $40m on frivolities such as custom closets in a girl’s school and then walking away when it turns to shit.