Oprah Winfrey has denied a claim in a new biography about Sen. Mitt Romney that she pitched the Utah Republican to operate for president as an unbiased in 2020 ― with her as his working mate ― to oust Donald Trump from business office.
In a assertion to The New York Occasions, a spokesperson for the discuss display queen dismissed the element in McKay Coppins’ upcoming e book “Romney: A Reckoning.”
“In November 2019, Ms. Winfrey known as Senator Romney to persuade him to operate on an Impartial ticket,” Winfrey’s consultant mentioned. “She was not contacting to be aspect of the ticket and was in no way thinking about operating herself.”
According to the now-disputed excerpt from Coppins’ ebook that was shared with the Periods, Winfrey proposed a unity ticket to “save the country” for the reason that she doubted Democrats experienced a prospect who could defeat Trump.
But Republican 2012 presidential nominee Romney believed it may well enable somewhat than hurt the incumbent POTUS and explained to Winfrey “he’d have to move,” Coppins wrote, for each the Situations.
Coppins and Romney have not commented on Winfrey’s denial of the assert.
Romney final month declared he would not request reelection in 2024, stating “it’s time for a new era of leaders.”