JUST IN: President Donald Trump just went nuclear on Oprah Winfrey in a new Twitter rant.
President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday night to slam liberal icon Oprah Winfrey for a “biased, incorrect” interview with voters.
“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 wrote, according to Daily Mail.
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
Winfrey had sat down with seven Michigan voters who voted for Trump and seven who voted against him, but the president wasn’t having any of it.
“Okay, so 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?” Winfrey asked at one point.
“There have been some members of Congress, including Republicans, questioning his stability and fitness for office. What do you think of that, and do you believe he has the temperament to be president?” she later asked.
Last fall, Oprah Winfrey spoke with 14 Michigan voters, seven of whom voted for Donald Trump. Winfrey sat down with the voters again to get their thoughts on Trump’s first year in office. https://t.co/fvItU7cDJN pic.twitter.com/XLC09keC0k
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) February 19, 2018
Winfrey’s line of questioning resulted in a spirited back-and-forth, with Trump’s supporters and detractors both making their points. She had first talked to the voters in August of 2017, and since then, the group had stayed in touch.
“Members from opposite sides of the divide actually became friends, organizing outings and talking every day in a private Facebook chat group,” Winfrey said as she introduced the follow-up segment on Sunday. “All of that made us want to go back.”
Liberals have been begging Oprah to run for president after her rousing speech in support of the “Me Too”movement at the Golden Globes last month. However, she has repeatedly said since then that she has no desire to run and that she is “stunned” that people actually want her to do so.
“I am actually humbled by the fact that people think I could be the leader of the free world, but it’s just not in my spirit,” Winfrey said. “It’s not in my DNA. I was just trying to give a good speech. I was looking for a way to express what was going on in this moment in terms of gender and class and race.”
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