*Oprah Winfrey is again making it clear – she is not running for president in 2010.
“I am actually humbled by the fact that people think that I could be a leader of the free world, but it’s just not in my spirit,” Winfrey told “60 Minutes Overtime” correspondent Ann Silvio. “It’s not in my DNA.”
“CBS This Morning” today aired a clip from Winfrey’s “60 Minutes Overtime” interview, where she discusses the reports that circulated after her widely praised Golden Globes speech in January that she might run. Winfrey said she was “stunned” by the reaction and insisted her address was not politically motivated.
“I was just trying to give a good speech,” she said. “I was looking for a way to express what was going on in this moment in terms of gender and class and race. I cared about landing that speech in the room.”
Winfrey, a “60 Minutes” special contributor for the program’s 50th season, spoke with Silvio ahead of her next story about America’s political divide, airing on the show this Sunday. The segment is a follow-up to her first story for the program (from last September), a round table of 14 Michigan voters, half of whom voted for Trump and half who did not. Winfrey brought the same 14 people around a table to talk politics again.
Watch Oprah’s “CBS Overtime” interview below: