Oprah Says She Won't Run For President Because Politics Is Too Corrupt

The legendary personality said she couldn't handle the 'non-truths, the bullsh*t, the crap, and the nastiness.'

Oprah Says She Can't Run For President Because Politics Is Too Corrupt

In case there was any doubt left in your mind, Oprah really is too pure for this world.

In the August 2018 issue of British Vogue, the legendary personality looked downright royal in a custom Stella McCartney gown and diamond Buccellati earrings — but that's where the pomp and circumstance ended. The icon's interview with writer Decca Aitkenhead was incredibly candid, and that political rumor was finally put to rest: Oprah will not be running for president after all. We'll give you a moment to gather yourself.

There's no denying Oprah is qualified to run the country. After all, if television's angriest real estate mogul can pull it off, anyone can. But as it turns out, she's not interested in lowering herself to the political standards of the United States.

"In that political structure – all the non-truths, the bullshit, the crap, the nastiness, the backhanded backroom stuff that goes on – I feel like I could not exist," she told the mag. "I would not be able to do it. It's not a clean business. It would kill me."


Instead, Oprah's message was one of change. In the era of #MeToo and Time's Up, the longtime talk show host urged readers to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

"People talk about 'these are such dark times', but what if we shift the paradigm? Because I see it differently," she said. "I see, 'Isn't this remarkable that we're waking up?' For years, women have endured craziness. This is what's happening to people. They're allowing themselves to not just become corroded, but to become hysterical. You've got to lean to the happiness."

Oprah also treated readers to her thoughts on the royal wedding, which she personally attended.

"It left me feeling that anything is possible through the power of love," she said of Meghan Markle's marriage to Prince Harry. "Reverend Curry was right!"


One could argue US politics needs candidates like Oprah — the kind who direct citizens to keep the faith, be positive, and live by the golden rule (*cough cough* Obama). Still, we respect her decision... reluctantly.

With that, we'll leave the sage words of one Twitter user here:

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