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Oprah Might Run for President Now, Thanks to Trump

"It's clear you don't need government experience to be elected president of the United States."

by River Donaghey
Mar 1 2017, 5:33pm

Talk-show monolith and meme queen Oprah Winfrey says that she's toying with the idea of running for president now that Trump's proven you don't need experience to get elected.

In an interview with Bloomberg's David Rubenstein on Wednesday, Winfrey said she never thought about running for office in the past, but following Trump's election, she started to chew on the idea.

"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?" Rubenstein asked.

"I never considered the question even a possibility," Oprah says, "but then I thought—Oh."

"Because, it's clear you don't need government experience to be elected president of the United States," Rubenstein continues.

"That's what I thought. I thought, I don't have the experience, I don't know enough... And now I'm thinking—Oh."

I guess we can add her to the growing list of celebrities who want to be president now that Trump has completely wrecked the integrity of our political system. Watch the full clip from The David Rubenstein Show below.

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