Is the Queen of Talk considering running for commander in chief?
Oprah Winfrey shared in a recent interview with Bloomberg Media that she's been contemplating the "possibility" of a presidential run. "Have you ever thought that -- given the popularity that you have -- we haven’t broken the glass ceiling yet for women, [but] that you could actually run for president and be elected?" host David Rubenstein asked the 63-year-old mogul.
Winfrey admitted that she "never considered the question, even the possibility" until President Donald Trump was elected. "I thought, ‘Oh, gee, I don’t have the experience, I don’t know enough,’" she explained. "And now I’m thinking, ‘Oh.’”
"It’s clear you don’t need government experience to be elected president,” Rubenstein agreed.
"I like to sing, I like to write songs and I like to use my position as a singer, as an artist to mobilize people for political change, but I think this is the best way for me to do it," the R&B singer shared. "I don't think I need to run for office to do it. I have a great opportunity being where I am, having the influence that I have, and I don't want to waste it."