Oprah Winfrey shuts down rumors of a 2020 presidential run

Sorry, folks: Oprah Winfrey will not be running for president.

In an interview with InStyle published on Thursday, Winfrey shut down rumors of a potential 2020 presidential run once and for all, saying that she doesn't have "the DNA for it."

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"I've always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not," the March cover star told InStyle editor-in-chief Laura Brown. "And so it's not something that interests me."

"I don't have the DNA for it," she added. "That's not for me."

The clear statement comes less than a month after the former talk show host stirred speculation -- and public desire -- for a future run for president with her acclaimed, emotional acceptance speech at the Golden Globes in early January.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Oprah Winfrey accepts the 2018 Cecil B. DeMille Award speaks onstage during the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Oprah Winfrey accepts the 2018 Cecil B. DeMille Award speaks onstage during the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Oprah Winfrey arrives with the Cecil B. DeMille Award in the press room during The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Oprah Winfrey arrives with the Cecil B. DeMille Award in the press room during The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: 75th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Oprah Winfrey, recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, poses in the press room at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: 75th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Oprah Winfrey, recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, poses in the press room at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Oprah Winfrey poses with the Cecil B. DeMille Award in the press room during The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: 75th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Oprah Winfrey, recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, poses in the press room at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: (L-R) TV personality Gayle King, Oprah Winfrey and director Ava DuVernay celebrate The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards with Moet & Chandon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Stedman Graham (L) and Oprah Winfrey celebrate The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards with Moet & Chandon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Oprah Winfrey accepts the 2018 Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Oprah Winfrey poses with the Cecil B. DeMille Award in the press room during The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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During the address, which she gave while accepting the Cecile B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement, Winfrey made a call for gender equality and the end of systemic sexual misconduct not just in Hollywood, but in all professional work environments.

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"I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon," she declared to rousing applause. "And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women -- and some pretty phenomenal men -- fighting hard to make sure they become the leaders who take us to a time when nobody ever has to say 'Me too' again."

It was a momentous moment that garnered a passionate response both by celebrities who were there in person and the public who watched on television or online. #Oprah2020 was trending on Twitter for days afterward, and (very) preliminary polls of a hypothetical race between Winfrey and President Donald Trump showed that Oprah would come out victorious.

Husband Stedman Graham had been quoted as saying that "she would absolutely do it," while best friend Gayle King said on "CBS This Morning" that her pal had no plans to run for president, though she was definitely "intrigued" by the idea.

But, for now, it seems, Winfrey is quelling the speculation. Oprah will not run for president -- for now, at least.

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - JANUARY 22: Businessman Donald Trump and Oprah Winfrey ringside at Tyson vs Holmes Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey January 22 1988. (Photo by Jeffrey Asher/ Getty Images)
Real estate magnate Donald Trump (C) chatting w. talk show host/actress, Oprah Winfrey as pro-football player Herschel Walker (R) looks on at Tyson/Spinks pre-fight party at the Trump Plaza hotel. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - JUNE 27: Businessman Donald Trump and Oprah Winfrey ringside at Tyson vs Spinks Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey June 27 1988. (Photo by Jeffrey Asher/ Getty Images)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - JUNE 27: Actress and TV Star Oprah Winfrey and Ivana Trump at Tyson vs Spinks boxing match at Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey June 27 1988. (Photo by Jeffrey Asher/ Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JULY 08: Oprah Winfrey and Donald Trump attending party after Tyson-Spinks fight (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JULY 08: Oprah Winfrey and Donald Trump attending party after Tyson-Spinks fight (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 01: Orpah Winfrey, Donald Trump (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 01: Oprah Winfrey, Donald Trump (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
entrepreneur Donald Trump, fashion designer Valentino and television personality Oprah Winfrey. (Photo by Dave Allocca/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - JANUARY 22: Businessman Donald Trump and Oprah Winfrey at Tyson vs Holmes Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey January 22 1988. (Photo by Jeffrey Asher/ Getty Images)
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