Billionaire Oprah Winfrey is best known for hosting her own internationally popular talk show from 1986 to 2011. She is also an actress, philanthropist, publisher and producer.
The media giant contributed immensely to the publishing world by launching her “Oprah’s Book Club,” as part of her talk show. The program propelled many unknown authors to the top of the bestseller lists and gave pleasure reading a new kind of popular prominence.
In an interview with Bloomberg TV that aired on Wednesday, host David Rubenstein asked whether she had ever thought about her own White House campaign.
Ms Winfrey replied, “I never considered the question even a possibility,” before adding: “I just thought, ‘Oh. Oh?’”
Oprah Wifrey suggested that the Oval Office could be in her future in an episode of Bloomberg’s “The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations” that aired Wednesday.
For years she ran daytime TV — but can the “Queen of All Media” run for the highest elected office in America?
Financier and philanthropist Rubenstein asked — given Winfrey’s popularity and the fact that a woman has yet to win the White House — would she ever consider mounting her own campaign?
“I actually never thought — I never considered the question even a possibility. I just thought, oh, oh,” said Winfrey, 63, who supported Hillary Clinton in last year’s election.
While the TV mogul didn’t mention Donald Trump specifically, she hinted that his roots as a businessman and reality-TV star could make her reconsider.
“I thought, ‘I don’t have the experience, I don’t know enough,’” Winfrey said. “Now I’m thinking, ‘Oh, oh.’”