News Gayle King Weighs In on Oprah's Possible Run for President By Jonathan Borge Jonathan Borge Instagram Twitter Jonathan Borge is a writer and editor living in New York City. His writing has appeared in Glamour, Refinery29, Forbes, and PAPER, among other publications. Plus, he's held staff positions at Marie Claire, InStyle, and OprahDaily.com. Currently, he's the Senior Entertainment Editor at Bustle Digital Group's Elite Daily, where he oversees digital covers, features and profiles, freelance essays, and strategy for the site's TV/Movies and Celebrity and Music sub-verticals.He primarily writes about pop culture and style, and has a passion for telling LGBTQ+ and Latinx stories. When he's not working, he's likely waiting for Lady Gaga to announce her next tour. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on January 9, 2018 @ 10:00AM Pin Share Tweet Email Among the people closest to Oprah Winfrey are her longtime partner Stedman Graham and her longtime best friend for life, Gayle King. After Seth Meyers suggested in his 2018 Golden Globes monologue that Oprah should run for president, the notion gained traction with the rousing speech she gave while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the ceremony and when Graham told the L.A. Times that Winfrey “would absolutely” run for president. And there was still another person left to ask (aside from, of course, Oprah herself): Gayle King. On Tuesday, King cleared the air while colleagues questioned Winfrey’s potential run for office on CBS This Morning, directly responding to Graham’s quotes. “I do think that’s interesting because Stedman says that he thought the reporters said to him, ‘Would she make a good president?’ and he said, ‘Absolutely, she would,’” King said. “Stedman would never so cavalierly say, ‘Absolutely, she would do it. It’s up to the people. He would never do that.” She continued to express Graham’s support for Winfrey and explain that he misinterpreted the question. So is she considering it? “No. I absolutely don’t think that her position has changed … I do think she’s intrigued by the idea. I also know after years of watching the Oprah show, you always have a right to change your mind. I don’t think, at this point, she’s actually considering it. All the Glamorous 2018 Golden Globes Red Carpet Arrivals King continued, "But listen, there are people who said they want to be her campaign manager, who want to quit their jobs and campaign for her. She loves this country and would like to be of service in some way, but I don’t think that she is actively considering it at this time.” In October, Winfrey shut down rumors of a potential run. “There will be no running for office of any kind for me,” she told CBS This Morning. Oprah 2020? TBD.