Oprah on Running for President: ‘Thank You, but No Thank You’

Oprah Winfrey has insisted once again that she is not planning on running for president.

As the media mogul made her way onto the stage at Monday’s Ambassadors for Humanity Gala, a woman in the audience shouted, “Oprah for president.”

Winfrey laughed, before responding, “Thank you, but no thank you.”

The CEO of OWN appeared at the gala benefiting the USC Shoah Foundation at the Beverly Hilton to talk about Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, the gala’s co-chairs, as well as the night’s honorees, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson.

Winfrey read the names of the 11 victims of the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. She then honored the foundation’s mission to provide testimonies from survivors of the Holocaust and other atrocities, which she said shine a light on the current “darkness upon the face of our Earth.”

“Racism, antisemitism, Islamophobia, homophobia, tribalism, they’re all alive, but do nothing for our humankind,” Winfrey said. She said the night’s event honored those who embody “tolerance, understanding, a sense of mutual respect for each and every being on Earth.”

Spielberg presented the ambassadors for humanity award to Hanks and Wilson.

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