Almost immediately after the Jan. 7 speech, the hashtag #Oprah2020 went viral on social media.
CNN’s Brian Stelter cited sources as saying Winfrey was “actively thinking” about a 2020 run; longtime friend and CBS anchor Gayle King said Winfrey was “intrigued,” though “not actively considering” running.
Stedman Graham, Winfrey’s partner of over three decades, added more fuel to the fire. “She would absolutely do it,” Graham told the Los Angeles Times shortly after the speech.
A recent Rasmussen poll found that Winfrey would have a 10-point spread over President Donald Trump if the election were held the day of the survey.
But after being offered help starting a campaign, Winfrey told InStyle “that’s not for me.”
Read the full interview at InStyle.