President Donald Trump has targeted Oprah Winfrey in his latest Twitter tirade, deriding the popular talk show host as “insecure” and “biased.” Trump’s outburst came after Winfrey appeared on 60 Minutes, where she asked a panel of voters on their feelings about the president.
Just watched a very insecure Oprah Winfrey, who at one point I knew very well, interview a panel of people on 60 Minutes. The questions were biased and slanted, the facts incorrect. Hope Oprah runs so she can be exposed and defeated just like all of the others!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 19, 2018
While hosting the panel, Winfrey had asked Trump supporters and detractors how they felt about his leadership, the sexual misconduct allegations made against him, and his recent racially-charged claim that immigrants from Haiti and Africa should be barred from entering the U.S. because they come from “shithole countries.” Trump, it appears, felt attacked by this recitation of facts. Trump’s characterization of Winfrey as “biased” and “insecure,” many users on social media pointed out, could be perceived as more than somewhat hypocritical.
Speaking with Ann Silvio, Winfrey also reiterated that she has no plans on running for Trump’s job. “I am actually humbled by the fact that people think that I could be a leader of the free world, but it’s just not in my spirit. It’s not in my DNA,” she said. However, Winfrey’s best friend, Gayle King, has pointed out that one of Winfrey’s mantras in life has been, you “always have the right to change your mind.” Trump better hope she doesn’t change her mind after his taunts, because early polling on what would happen in a matchup between the two shows Oprah winning in a decisive outcome.
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