There was some buzz after her speech at the Golden Globes in January that Oprah Winfrey might consider running for president, and as Twitchy has chronicled, CNN has done all it can to stretch that buzz all the way to 2020, it seems.

It was Jan. 9 that CNN’s Brian Stelter tweeted that Oprah was thinking about running — a conclusion he reached from the quote, “I don’t think at this point she is actually considering it.”

Jan. 11:

Jan. 25:

Jan. 29:

Now it’s Feb. 7, every other network has completely forgotten the story, and CNN once again is reporting that Oprah isn’t running.

CNN’s source? This tweet:

That’s N-O-T in all capitals, CNN. Still, the network had to pad out its report with something:

However, Winfrey said in an interview with InStyle Magazine that she didn’t intend to run.

“I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not,” she told the magazine. “And so it’s not something that interests me. I don’t have the DNA for it.”

Winfrey has repeatedly said in the past that she has no plans to run for office.

She told Stephen Colbert in January 2017 that she would “never” run for political office.

So … there’s a chance?


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