President Trump criticized Oprah on Twitter on Sunday night, accusing her of being "very insecure" and being very "biased and slanted" during a recent interview. Trump's comment comes after a CBS "60 Minutes" episode that addressed his presidency, according to CNN.
Oprah hosted a group discussion with 14 voters who had also appeared on her television show in fall 2017. Apparently, half of the group had voted for Trump while the other had hadn't. One of Oprah's questions was whether the previously pro-Trump panelists still backed the president.
Other questions revolved around his alleged "s******* countries" comments, his leadership, his temperament, and accusations of sexual abuse. It was very clear from the tone of the questions that Oprah was no supporter of President Trump.
In fact, CBS News writes that Oprah pointed out that polls are showing that respect for the United States is eroding around the world. "Do you care what the world thinks of the United States?" she asked the previous Trump supporters. She also questioned Trump's mental fitness to be president, despite passing a physical and psychological exam, and despite displaying in these exams impressive health for his older age.
Unsurprisingly, Trump wasn't happy with the group discussion and sharply criticized Oprah on Twitter immediately after watching it. According to the president, the questions were very biased and slanted and filled with incorrect facts. He then stated that he hopes Oprah will run against him so that "she can be exposed and defeated just like all the others."
"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!" Trump tweeted.
The Huffington Post, a news organization that is highly critical of Trump, wrote that the tweet was essentially a dare to Oprah to run for president.
Winfrey was mentioned as a possible 2020 candidate last month after she gave a highly popular speech at the Golden Globe Awards. She had previously stated that she doesn't want to run for president, and then, after letting speculation occur in the media for several days, she reiterated that she has no plans for running.
"I don't have the DNA for it," she has said before the awards. "That's not for me."
Then, after media speculation began about a possible presidential bid, she reiterated her previous sentiment.
"Because if God actually wanted me to run, wouldn't God kind of tell me?" she said. "And I haven't heard that."
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