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Gayle King on Oprah running for president: ‘That ain’t never happening’

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Gayle King on Thursday dismissed the possibility that Oprah Winfrey would run for president in the future after the talk show host hinted that President Trump has made her rethink whether she could win a presidential race.

“I was in the audience that day and it was clearly a joke,” King said on “CBS This Morning,” referring to the interview in which Winfrey was asked about the potential for a presidential bid.

“But I also heard on the Oprah Winfrey show over the years, you always have the right to change your mind. But I would bet my first, second born and any unborn children to come that ain’t never happening.”

{mosads}During an interview earlier this week with Bloomberg Media’s David Rubenstein, Winfrey was asked if she thinks she would ever run for the country’s highest office.

“Have you ever thought that, given the popularity you have — we haven’t broken the glass ceiling yet for women — that you could actually run for president and actually be elected?” he asked.

Winfrey paused before answering.

“I never considered the question, even a possibility,” she began, then suggested the question made her reconsider the idea.

“I just thought, ‘Oh — oh?'” she continued.

“Because, it’s clear you don’t need government experience to be elected president of the United States,” Rubenstein added.

“That’s what I thought,” Winfrey said. “I thought, ‘Oh gee, I don’t have the experience, I don’t know enough.’ … And now I’m thinking, ‘Oh.'”

Winfrey said during a January appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” that she would never run for president.

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