Is Oprah Considering Running For President?

Oprah Winfrey says she never considered running for president, but the 2016 election seems to have changed her mind.
Posted at 3:56 PM, Mar 01, 2017

Would Oprah Winfrey ever consider running for president? Well, she seems intrigued by the idea.

"I thought, 'Oh, gee, I don't have the experience. I don't know enough. Now, I'm thinking, 'Oh," Winfrey said.

Winfrey said in an interview with Bloomberg's David Rubenstein she hadn't considered running for president.

But the outcome of the 2016 election seems to have changed her mind.

Like Winfrey, President Donald Trump also lacked any government experience before he ran for office, and things worked out pretty well for him.

Now, Oprah didn't explicitly say she's thinking about running in 2020. But if she does get serious about it, she's in good company.

Disney CEO Bob Iger is rumored to be eying a shot at the Oval Office.

And rapper Kanye West has been talking about a 2020 run since September 2015.

But you can count Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg out. He told BuzzFeed in January he's focusing his energy on his company and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.