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Gayle King: Oprah Is ‘Intrigued’ by the Idea of Running for President

“I do think she's intrigued by the idea. I do think that. I also know that, after years of watching the Oprah show, you always have the right to change your mind.”

By NTK Staff | 01.09.2018 @11:05am

CBS News’ Gayle King, who is a longtime friend of entertainment mogul Oprah Winfrey, said that she had talked to the former TV host about running for president and said Tuesday that Oprah was “intrigued” by the idea of running for president.

Oprah generated considerable 2020 presidential buzz following her speech at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night.

CBS’s Norah O’Donnell asked King about comments that Oprah’s longtime partner Stedman Graham made when asked about the possibility of Oprah running for president.

“It’s up to the people,” Stedman told the Los Angeles Times about the possibility of Oprah running for president. “She would absolutely do it.”

King explained that Stedman thought the reporter was asking if Oprah would make a good president when he answered the question. He was not saying that she would run.

O’Donnell followed up by asking King if Oprah was considering a presidential run in 2020.

“No, I absolutely don’t think her position has changed, I don’t,” King told O’Donnell.

In the past, Oprah has said she does not have a desire to run for president.

“You know, I was up talking with her very late last night,” King said. “I do think she’s intrigued by the idea. I do think that. I also know that, after years of watching the Oprah show, you always have the right to change your mind. I don’t think at this point she’s actually considering it, but listen, there are people who have said they want to be her campaign manager, who want to quit their jobs and campaign for her.”

King went on to say that she was intrigued by the idea of Oprah running for president in 2020.

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