The Election Has Made Oprah Winfrey Wish She Had a TV Show Again So She 'Could Explain What Is Happening'

The Oprah Winfrey Network founder publicly endorsed Hillary Clinton in June

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Five years have passed since Oprah Winfrey said goodbye to The Oprah Winfrey Show, but the veteran talk show host admits she sometimes wishes she had the platform back to discuss today’s most pressing news stories, including the 2016 presidential election.

“The first time that happened was with [Jerry Sandusky]”, Winfrey tells Entertainment Weekly, referring to the late Penn State football coach who was convicted in 2012 on multiple accounts of sexually abusing children.

“I thought, ‘If only I had a show, I would be able to [talk] about it,’ ” the 62-year-old continued, adding, “Many times during this election, I thought, ‘If only I had this show, I could explain what is happening.’ “

The Oprah Winfrey Network founder has been vocal about her political opinions this election cycle, publicly revealing in June that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has her vote come November.

Asked by Jimmy Kimmel if she would take the vice presidential ticket if Donald Trump made her an offer, she responded in June: “I would say, ‘Donald, I’m with her.’ ”

Winfrey also shared her support for Clinton in a June interview with Entertainment Tonight.

“Regardless of your politics, it’s a seminal moment for women. What this says is, there is no ceiling, that ceiling just went boom! It says anything is possible when you can be leader of the free world,” she said, adding, “I’m with her.”

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