Oprah Winfrey Considering Run for President 0

She told Bloomberg Television Mr Trump’s election despite his political inexperience has made her rethink her own credentials for the Oval Office.

The 63-year-old US talk show doyenne, who supported Hillary Clinton, has previously brushed off questions about political ambitions.

But now she drops a tantalising hint of a potential future candidacy.

“I never considered the question even a possibility,” she told financier David Rubenstein on his Bloomberg Television programme when asked whether she might consider a run.

“I just thought, ‘Oh… oh?'”

Referring to Mr Trump, Mr Rubenstein pointed out that “it’s clear you don’t need government experience to be elected president of the United States”.

“That’s what I thought,” she continued. “I thought, ‘Oh, gee, I don’t have the experience, I don’t know enough.’ And now I’m thinking, ‘Oh.'”

Winfrey was an early supporter of former President Barack Obama in 2008, which some said gave him a boost in the primary election over his then-opponent Mrs Clinton.

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