Oprah says she has 'hope' for America

Oprah Winfrey attends the Tribeca Tune In: Greenleaf at BMCC John Zuccotti Theater on April 20, 2016 in New York City.

Story highlights

  • "Everybody can take a deep breath now," Oprah said
  • Oprah was a fervent supporter of Hillary Clinton during the campaign

Washington (CNN)Oprah Winfrey said in an interview published Friday she was heartened by the meeting between President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump this week, saying it "gave me hope."

"Everybody can take a deep breath now," the iconic talk show host told Entertainment Tonight.
    "I just saw the two of them together. I will say this: I just saw President-elect Trump with President Obama in the White House and it gave me hope," she said. "To hear President-elect Trump say that he had respect for President Obama, it felt that he had reached a moment where he was actually humbled by that experience."
    It wasn't just Trump who gave her hope but Obama, whom she supported in 2008. She was a fervent supporter of Hillary Clinton during the campaign.
    "To hear President Obama say that he has renewed confidence in the peaceful transition, I think everybody can take a deep breath," she continued. "Everybody can take a deep breath now. Thank you."
    When asked if she would consider running for office in the future, Winfrey laughed off the question.
    "That will never happen to me," she said.