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Williamson told CNN's Brooke Baldwin that Winfrey is "absolutely not" advising her presidential campaign, and added that she doesn't think of herself as Winfrey's spiritual adviser.
“I can’t share with her what my relationship with her is about," Williamson said. “I don’t think of myself as her spiritual adviser."
Williamson is the author of a number of self-help books and made several appearances on Winfrey's talk show in the 1990s.
“Not her occupation: Spiritual guru (or any type of guru). Any title that is conferred to a different religious tradition than her own," Williamson's communications director Patricia Ewing said last month. "Also not her occupation: Oprah’s BFF or Oprah’s guru. (Or, any title that rightfully belongs to Gayle King.)”
Williamson, a longshot presidential contender, garnered widespread attention online Tuesday after her performance in the second round of Democratic debates.
Her characterization of a "dark psychic force" coming from the Trump administration quickly gained traction on social media, surging in Google Trends during the debate.