There has been a huge clamour for Ms Winfrey to run as a Democrat candidate against Mr Trump for the White House in 2020 following her moving speech at the Golden Globes last weekend. "Her Golden Globes speech as she received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement was a passionate call for justice and showed she has the moral integrity to make a serious presidential run".More news: Rory McIlroy tells Telegraph of heart irregularity after China virus scare
"I'm not going to focus on anyone's campaign other than President Trump's re-election", she said at the daily briefing. King confirmed as much on CTM, saying, "I was up talking to her very late last night".
But now her close pal King has claimed the star isn't actively looking to enter politics, although the idea of becoming president has piqued her interest. "I mean, she's popular, she's brilliant, she's a wonderful woman".
The press secretary added: "Is she a successful individual?"
"It's clear you don't need government experience to be elected president of the United States", she said. I don't think she's going to run. "I do think this, though". He even said he would love to have her as his running mate. She wasn't thinking in those terms.More news: Meghan Markle's final Instagram posts revealed
He added: "She'd be sort of like me".
It's not surprising Oprah's stirring Golden Globes Awards show speech has stirred speculation about her running for president. So she knew that she wanted to say something significant.
"He is nothing but supportive, he would never throw it out there like that", Winfrey's best friend noted. "We all know she is a very good talker", King said.
"Oh I forgot, that's right.... you'd heard the rumours but you had no idea he was actually serially assaulting young stary-eyed actresses who in turn had no idea what they were getting into".More news: Wells Fargo Believes Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) Won't Stop Here