Marianne Williamson: Oprah is 'absolutely not' advising me on presidential run

Marianne Williamson: Oprah is 'absolutely not' advising me on presidential run
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Democratic presidential candidate Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonFive top 2020 Democrats haven't committed to MSNBC climate forum Williamson urges followers to contact Senate, House over possible Bolton replacement Marianne Williamson clarifies hot mic moment MORE on Wednesday denied that Oprah WinfreyOprah Gail WinfreyMarianne Williamson under fire over controversial health remarks How to take politics beyond charges of racism Michelle Obama: 'There's zero chance' I run for president MORE is advising her on her presidential run, despite their friendship and professional history together. 

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. 

The Democratic presidential candidate has been labeled as “Oprah’s spiritual adviser” and “friend of Oprah’s," both titles her campaign has pushed back against. 

“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.