Talk show host Oprah Winfrey refused to take the bait Tuesday when a reporter asked what makes her “nervous” about President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpEx-Trump lawyer Cohen to pen forward for impeachment book Murkowski says it would be 'appropriate' to bar Trump from holding office again Man known as 'QAnon Shaman' asks Trump for pardon after storming Capitol MORE.

“I’m smart enough not to comment on that,” she said outside CBS studios in New York when questioned by TMZ. "I didn’t do 38,000 interviews to get stuck with that one.”

“No, no, no, no, no, no,” she added when pressured for a comment on Trump. "Not out here in the middle of signing autographs. I don’t want to be in the Twitterverse, honey. Keep me out of it.”


Winfrey, who endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCan Biden encompass the opposition he embodied? Disney silent on Trump status in Hall of Presidents at Magic Kingdom Biden has an opportunity to win over conservative Christians MORE, dodged when asked if she would attend Trump’s inauguration later this month.

“You know what I’m doing?” she asked before pivoting to her role in the upcoming film adaptation of a "A Wrinkle in Time," the young adult classic by Madeleine L’Engle. "When I leave here, I’m getting on a plane and I’m flying to start ‘[A] Wrinkle in Time,’ that amazing story," she said.

In November, Winfrey voiced optimism about the future following Trump’s meeting with President Obama.

“I just saw President-elect Trump with President Obama in the White House and it gave me hope,” she told Entertainment Tonight.

“To hear President-elect Trump say that he had respect for President Obama, it felt that he had reached a moment where he was actually humbled by that experience. Everybody can take a deep breath now.”

Winfrey was an outspoken supporter of Obama during his first White House campaign in 2008. She endorsed Clinton last June.

In a 1988 appearance on Winfrey's television show, Trump predicted that he would have "a hell of a chance of winning" if he ran for president.