Media mogul Oprah Winfrey says that she'd run for President of the U.S. — but there's one caveat: She's got to hear the promptings to do so from God himself.
What did she say?
Winfrey, in an interview with People released Wednesday, said that after her fiery, politically, and culturally charged January Golden Globes speech, she had fans approach her about helping her out with a presidential campaign.
"I had people ― wealthy, billionaires ― calling me up and saying, 'I can get you a billion dollars. I can run your campaign,'" Winfrey told People's Mary Green and Ale Russian. "That many people saying something made me think, 'Am I at least supposed to look at the question?'"
Winfrey apparently did more than just "look at the question" — she said she went into prayer over the idea.
"I pay attention when you have that many people saying something," the billionaire mogul explained. "I thought, well, 'Gee, I never in my life ever, ever imagined that I would be in politics. And I've always said, 'No, no, no, no, no.' ... I actually went into prayer about it. Like, 'God, if you think I'm supposed to run, you've got to tell me. And it's got to be so clear, not even I could miss it.'"
"I haven't gotten that," Winfrey added.
Winfrey, later in the interview, discussed what appears to be a very large source of happiness in her own life.
"Nothing makes me happier than to see other people in their purest moments of joy," she explained. "Sometimes, honest to goodness, I’m just sitting around thinking, 'What could I do to make somebody feel really good today?'"
Winfrey has thus far shot down the idea of a presidential bid twice — once in an interview conducted just before the Golden Globes speech heard 'round the world, and once after — but it seems apparent that a Winfrey run is not entirely out of the realm of possibilities.
— People (@people) February 28, 2018