Scoop: Oprah not considering a run for president

Even though lots of people would like her to, Oprah Winfrey recently has stated that she's not considering a presidential run. (Courtesy OWN)

Even though lots of people would like her to, Oprah Winfrey recently has stated that she's not considering a presidential run. (Courtesy OWN)

Gayle King insists her BFF Oprah Winfrey is not considering a presidential run.

On Thursday, she dismissed the possibility that Oprah would run after Winfrey hinted that Donald Trump as president made her rethink whether she could win a presidential race.

“I was in the audience that day and it was clearly a joke,” King said on “CBS This Morning,” referring to an interview in which Winfrey was asked about the potential for a presidential bid. King added, ““But I also heard on the Oprah Winfrey show over the years, you always have the right to change your mind. But I would bet my first, second born and any unborn children to come, that ain’t never happening.”

Earlier in the week, Bloomberg Media’s David Rubenstein asked Oprah: “Have you ever thought that, given the popularity you have — we haven’t broken the glass ceiling yet for women — that you could actually run for president and actually be elected?”

“I never considered the question, even a possibility,” she began, then suggested the question made her reconsider the idea.

“Because, it’s clear you don’t need government experience to be elected president of the United States,” Rubenstein added.

“That’s what I thought,” Winfrey said. “I thought, ‘Oh gee, I don’t have the experience, I don’t know enough.’ … And now I’m thinking, ‘Oh.’”

In January on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Winfrey also said she would never run for president.

BILLY AND BONNIE

“Spend the Night with Billy Crystal” was indeed the appropriate title for the show starring the comedy great, who chatted with pal and fellow comic Bonnie Hunt at the Fox in Oakland on Wednesday for nearly three hours.

Crystal told amusing tales from his long career, showed film clips and photos, and displayed his talent for impersonation, summoning up greats including Muhammad Ali (who called Crystal his little brother), Howard Cosell, Yul Brenner and Edward G. Robinson (in “The Ten Commandments,” no less!), Martin Scorsese, Jack Palance, Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Sammy Davis Jr. and Rob Reiner.

And he told the story behind the “I’ll have what she’s having” scene with Meg Ryan and Estelle Reiner in “When Harry Met Sally.”

QUICK TAKES

Ferran Torras, a San Francisco artist originally from Barcelona, has been commissioned to paint a neighborhood-themed mural on Dignity Health-GoHealth Urgent Care’s building, at 4598 Mission St. in The City; he’ll be working on it this weekend (weather permitting), and finishing March 12. … Lucy Szela, an adorable 5-year-old Pleasanton girl and fan of Abe Lincoln, is appearing on the March 5 premiere of NBC’s “Little Big Shots”; she’ll chat with host Steve Harvey and recite the Gettysburg Address.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Actress Jessica Biel is 35. … Actress Julie Bowen is 47. … Rapper-actor Tone Loc is 51. … Musician Robyn Hitchcock is 64. … Movie producer-director George Miller is 72.

— Staff, wire reports Billie CrystalBonnie HuntFerran TorrasGayle KingLIttle Big ShotsLucy SzelamuralOprah Winfreypresident

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