Entertainment Year in Review: Oprah rules out presidential run

Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey

By ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Oprah Winfrey made history as the first Black woman to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Golden Globes, but it was her impassioned call for “a brighter morning even in our darkest nights” that had the biggest impact.

Democratic activists began buzzing about a 2020 presidential run because of her speech about her humble upbringing and her civil rights heroes. Winfrey later said running for president “would kill me.”

In November, while campaigning for Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, Winfrey reiterated that she wasn’t interested in the presidency. “I don’t want to run. I’m not trying to test any waters,” she said.

This article originally appeared in the Defender News Network.

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