Oprah Winfrey Tells Lin-Manuel Miranda She’s Not Running for President

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Nothing spreads faster than a rumored presidential run, and after delivering an inspiring speech at the Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey found herself at the center of the aforementioned speculation. In conversation yesterday with Lin-Manuel Miranda for her SuperSoul Conversations series, though, the Daily Beast reports that Winfrey made her intentions explicitly clear: No, she isn’t running.

Referencing the fame he gained from creating the Broadway hit musical Hamilton, Miranda acknowledged his social platform and ability to reach a massive audience. He then teasingly said, “But that’s it — I’m not running for public office.”

Winfrey immediately interrupted, “I’m not either!”

“Oprah is a more powerful position than president,” Miranda joked to the lively crowd.

To beat out our current TV-celebrity president in 2020, given Donald Trump follows through on his plan to run for reelection, the Democrats may just have to run a candidate with political experience.

Oprah Winfrey Shuts Down Presidential-Run Rumors