Actress and business mogul Oprah Winfrey recently had Hollywood buzzing with her Golden Globes speech, with many wanting her to run for president in 2020.
Before the speech, Winfrey shut down rumors that she would ever run, telling InStyle, “I've always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not. And so it's not something that interests me. I don't have the DNA for it."
In a new interview with People magazine, Oprah revealed that her belief in a higher power could play a big part in her decision to run. She explained, “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.”
Aside from Hollywood, billionaires were also pushing for Oprah to run for president in 2020. She said, “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?’”
Oprah also reflected on the pandemonium that took place after her Golden Globes speech. She shared, “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?’”
Winfrey has been busy promoting her new film “A Wrinkle in Time.”