Media Mogul Oprah Winfrey has stated in several interviews that she will not be running for the presidency in 2020 and does not see a future for herself in politics. However, the icon does have some advice for anyone that will be vying for the candidacy.
“I will say to whoever is going to run for office, do not give your energy to the other side,” she said in an interview with CNN’s Van Jones on “The Van Jones Show,” which aired Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.
“Do not spend all your time talking about your opponents. Do not give your energy to that which you really don’t believe in. Do not spend an ounce of your time on that,” she told the CNN host.
Winfrey added that though a bid for the presidency wasn’t for her, “The noise about running for president moved me so humbly and deeply.”
“It means that you have somewhere in the work gained the people’s trust,” she told Jones.
When asked what she would say to Trump if she had ten minutes, Winfrey simply stated “I would only speak if I felt that I could be heard”.