Since delivering an epic speech at the Golden Globe awards in January, Oprah Winfrey has received calls from various quarters, urging her to run for US president in 2020.
Although the media mogul has maintained that she is opposed to running for office, the calls have failed to abate.
In an interview with People, she yet again addressed the issue, and for the first time, gave a definitive answer.
Winfrey said it is only a sign from God that can convince her to contest for the most powerful office in world politics.
She said in the interview: “I went into prayer. God, if you think I’m supposed to run, you gotta tell me, and it has to be so clear that not even I can miss it.’ And I haven’t gotten that.”
The star of ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ had delivered the powerful speech that ignited the talk of running for office while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
Her speech elicited tears, a standing ovation, and got the attention of the world.
Speaking about the impact of the speech, Winfrey said: “When I walked off with Reese [Witherspoon], I thought, ‘I got that done,’.
“It wasn’t until I was back in the press room that they said, ‘Do you realize you’re trending?’”
She added: “I had people—wealthy, billionaires—calling me up and saying, ‘I can get you a billion dollars. I can run your campaign.
“That many people saying something made me think, ‘Am I at least supposed to look at the question?’”
For now, Winfrey is waiting for God to respond.
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