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Oprah Winfrey: I have no desire to run for the White House

By Julia Hunt

Oprah Winfrey has said running to be President of the United States would "kill" her.

There have been calls for the chat show star to consider a move into the political arena since her inspiring speech at the Golden Globes earlier this year.

But she told Vogue magazine she had ruled out a run for office.

Asked if she was sure that she would not run, Winfrey (64) said: "Yes. In that political structure - all the non-truths, the bullshit, the crap, the nastiness, the backhanded backroom stuff that goes on - I feel like I could not exist. I would not be able to do it. It's not a clean business. It would kill me."

Winfrey features on the cover of the magazine's new issue.

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