Oprah Winfrey rejects 'the nastiness' of modern politics
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Oprah Winfrey is putting the kibosh on talk of a White House run, saying she wouldn’t be able to deal with the “bullshit” and “nastiness” of politics.

“In that political structure — all the non-truths, the bullshit, the crap, the nastiness, the backhanded backroom stuff that goes on — I feel like I could not exist,” Winfrey said in excerpts from an interview with British Vogue released this week.

“I would not be able to do it. It's not a clean business. It would kill me,” the OWN founder and former talk show host said.


Winfrey — who rarely curses in interviews — was the subject of intense speculation that she could make a 2020 presidential run after she delivered an emotional speech at the Golden Globes earlier this year in which she spoke out against sexual harassment.

President TrumpDonald TrumpThe Memo: The Obamas unbound, on race Iran says onus is on US to rejoin nuclear deal on third anniversary of withdrawal Assaults on Roe v Wade increasing MORE tweeted in February that he hoped Winfrey would throw her hat in the 2020 ring so she could be “exposed and defeated just like all of the others.”

Winfrey has repeatedly denied she was considering a future White House bid, saying it isn’t in her character.

In her interview with British Vogue for its August issue, Winfrey said, through the "Times Up" and "Me Too" movements against workplace sexual harassment, the world is finally “waking up” to the challenges women have long experienced.

"People talk about 'these are such dark times', but what if we shift the paradigm? Because I see it differently,” Winfrey told the magazine. “I see, 'Isn't this remarkable that we're waking up?' For years, women have endured craziness.”

“This is what's happening to people,” Winfrey said. “They're allowing themselves to not just become corroded, but to become hysterical. You've got to lean to the happiness."