The left has been pandering for Oprah Winfrey to throw her hat in the ring for 2020. Since Obama is no longer eligibile, the left has been desperate to have another celebrity, cult of personality, type of candidate for president. And Oprah has already received endorsements from Meryl Streep and NBC.
But now, Oprah hopes to put all of that conjecture to rest. Speaking with British Vogue for their August 2018 issue, she claims she has no plans to run because “the process would be too taxing.”
Introducing the August issue of #BritishVogue starring @Oprah, on newsstands Friday July 6. Winfrey is styled by editor-in-chief @Edward_Enninful in a made-to-order taffeta gown by @stellamccartney and diamond and emerald earrings by @buccellatimilan for the cover. Photographed by @MertAlas and @MacPiggott with interview by Decca Aitkenhead, hair by @1malcolmedwards with special thanks to Oprah’s beauty team @nicolemangrumhair and @derrick4mkup. Read extracts from the interview now at the link in bio #NewVogue
“In that political structure ― all the non-truths, the bullshit, the crap, the nastiness, the backhanded backroom stuff that goes on ― I feel like I could not exist,” Winfrey said to British Vogue. “I would not be able to do it. It’s not a clean business. It would kill me.”
She did say she wanted to stay involved in the #MeToo campaign to expose sexual harassment and abuse:
“People talk about ‘these are such dark times,’ but what if we shift the paradigm? Because I see it differently,” Winfrey said. “I see, ‘Isn’t this remarkable that we’re waking up?’ For years, women have endured craziness. This is what’s happening to people. They’re allowing themselves to not just become corroded, but to become hysterical. You’ve got to lean to the happiness.”