The World Claps Back After Donald Trump Tries to Come for Oprah Winfrey on Twitter

The World Claps Back After Donald Trump Tries to Come for Oprah Winfrey on Twitter

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U.S. President Donald Trump often issues statements via Twitter to distract the public from his administration’s failings. With news that the FBI Russia probe has convinced former deputy campaign manager Richard Gates to testify against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, Trump has decided to attack beloved talk show host Oprah Winfrey for pure distraction’s sake. But Winfrey’s social media supporters are clapping back about the Trump Oprah Winfrey tweet.

On last night’s episode of the investigative news program 60 MinutesWinfrey hosted a group interview with 14 Michigan voters — half had voted for Trump and half hadn’t — and she asked questions about hot-button issues like Trump’s calling Haiti a shithole, his tax bill and the #MeToo movement.

After the show aired, Trump tweeted, “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’s tweet refers to the short-lived rumor that Winfrey might run for president. She has since said that she won’t run, stating, “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.”

Winfrey also said many “wealthy men” were prepared to back her if she had run for president.

But Trump’s decision to slam Winfrey on social media isn’t being taken lightly by Twitter users who mocked him for his needless comment.


Here are some hot takes on the Trump Oprah Winfrey tweet:

A January 2017 Rasmussen political poll found “Winfrey has the support of 76% of Democrats, 22% of Republicans and 44% of voters not affiliated with either major political party,” and “55% of all voters view Winfrey favorably” whereas 52% view Trump favorably.


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