The 63-year-old media icon has spoken out amid rumours she’s considering running for president in 2020.
Following her goosebump-inducing and inspiring speech at the Golden Globes earlier this month, it took just a few minutes before the Twitter universe started campaigning for #Oprah2020 to lead the next US presidential election.
Of course, at the time, the ever-professional media mogul herself remained quiet on whether she’d like to run for president.
But that didn’t stop her partner Stedman Graham revealing she’d ‘absolutely do it’ if the opportunity to run presented itself, and her best friend Gayle King admitting ‘she’s always said no, but I did think the speech took things to a different level tonight’.
However, it seems it’s finally time for the 63-year-old entrepreneur and billionaire to address rumours of a presidency herself, once and for all.
In an interview with InStyle, Oprah has revealed she doesn’t want to be Commander in Chief.
‘I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not,’ she told the magazine.
‘And so it’s not something that interests me. I don’t have the DNA for it.’
What was that? Oh, just the sound of our hearts breaking into teeny tiny pieces on the ground.
The star also explained she’s ‘taken a step back’ from the media and Twitter in recent weeks following ongoing suggestions she’ll be a potential candidate for 2020.
‘I try not to lean into the hysteria. I’ve heard a lot of Twitter chatter where people have said, “Where are you? You should be speaking up on these things!”‘ she said.
‘But it makes no sense to speak when you cannot be heard. One hundred and forty characters — that is not how you want to make your mark in the world.’
Sadly, it doesn’t sound like Oprah will be hitting the campaign trail anytime soon.