Is Oprah Winfrey teasing us?
On Thursday night, the “60 Minutes” contributor retweeted a column from the New York Post calling her “the Democrats’ best hope for 2020.”
“Thanks for your VOTE of confidence!” she tweeted to conservative columnist John Podhoretz.
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) September 28, 2017
We don’t want to get too excited, because Winfrey has shot down previous suggests that she run for president — or any other government job. “I will never run for public office,” she told the Hollywood Reporter in June.
In the Bloomberg interview, Winfrey said she never thought about running because she has no political experience — but now that another billionaire TV personality has moved into the White House, anything seems possible.
“I never considered the question even a possibility,” she said. “‘Oh, gee, I don’t have the experience, I don’t know enough.’ And now I’m thinking, ‘Oh.’”
While Winfrey’s tweet definitely doesn’t reveal any future campaign plans, it’s sure to give Oprah 2020 hopefuls more rumor mill fodder.