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Oprah Winfrey Not ‘Actively Considering’ 2020 Run, Says Close Friend Gayle King

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The following is an excerpt from CHEYENNE HASLETT | January 9, 2018 | abcnews.go.com |

Adding to the excited chatter over an Oprah Winfrey presidential run in 2020 — or perhaps putting it to bed — Gayle King, Oprah’s best friend and CBS co-anchor, weighed in on Tuesday morning.

“I don't think at this point she is considering it, but listen, there are people who have said they want to be her campaign manager, who want to quit their jobs and campaign for her,” King said on “CBS This Morning.”

“She loves this country and would like to be of service in some way, but I don't think that she's actively considering it,” King told her co-anchors.

But King did acknowledge a glimmer of hope for those dreaming of an Oprah bid: “I do think she's intrigued by the idea. I do think that. I do think that after years of watching ‘The Oprah Show,’ you always have a right to change your mind,” she said.

And after some pushing and prodding from her co-anchors, King said she agreed. “Will she run for president? I think it's a very very intriguing idea myself.”

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