Oprah Winfrey is feeling hopeful for the future following the results of the 2016 election, which declared Donald Trump the 45th President of the United States over Hillary Clinton last week.
On Thursday, Oprah Winfrey admitted that she was in disbelief over Donald Trump’s win and Hillary Clinton’s shocking defeat on Tuesday, October 8.
However, the media mogul, who was vocal in her support for Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton, found some comfort in watching President Barack Obama and president-elect Trump meet with each other at the White House on Thursday.
Oprah Winfrey was seemingly so impressed by the president-elect’s meeting with President Barack Obama that her feelings took a different turn.
“Everybody take a deep breath! Hope Lives!” she tweeted.
Winfrey went on to explain the reasoning behind her optimism.
“I could sense, maybe I’m wrong, but I could sense from Donald Trump’s body language even when he came out for the acceptance speech. That brotha has been humbled by this whole thing. I think it’s a humbling process that now you literally have the weight of the world on your shoulders,” Winfrey told the Associated Press.
When asked if she would ever run for office one day, in hopes of becoming the first female president, Winfrey laughed, implying a hard no.
“That will never happen to me!” Winfrey, who endorsed Democratic hopeful Clinton in the election, exclaimed.
“I think we have, you know, we… America has spoken. That is the one thing I can say will never happen to me.”
Back in June, ET chatted with Winfrey about Clinton, and what it would be like to witness the politician make history as the first female to be elected as president.
“I really believe that is going to happen,” she said at the time.
“It’s about time that we make that decision.”
“Regardless of your politics, it’s a seminal moment for women,” she added. “What this says is, there is no ceiling, that ceiling just went boom! It says anything is possible when you can be leader of the free world.”