Oprah Hints That She Is Open To Running For President

AP

Oprah Winfrey is in the presidential game. Maybe.

During an interview with Bloomberg’s David Rubenstein published Wednesday morning, the talk show host and media mogul implied that Donald Trump’s unlikely election had dispelled her notion that she wasn’t qualified for the job.

“I never actually never thought that that was – I never considered the question even a possibility,” she said when Rubenstein asked her if she had mulled running for president. “I just thought, ‘Oh – oh!’”

“Because it’s clear that you don’t need government experience to be elected president of the United States, right?” he said.

“That’s what I said!” Winfrey replied. “I thought ‘Oh gee I don’t have the experience, I don’t know enough,’ and now I’m thinking, ‘Oh – oh!’”

Watch the exchange below via Bloomberg:

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