On Feb. 18, President Donald Trump declared Oprah Winfrey — Oprah Winfrey, of all individuals — is” really insecure.”
“Just enjoyed an extremely insecure Oprah Winfrey … interview a panel of individuals on ’60 Minutes,’ “Trump composed.” The concerns were prejudiced and inclined, the truths inaccurate.”
Just viewed an extremely insecure Oprah Winfrey, who at one point I understood extremely well, interview a panel of individuals on 60 Minutes. The concerns were prejudiced and inclined, the realities inaccurate. Hope Oprah runs so she can be exposed and beat much like all the others!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 19, 2018
The ” 60 Minutes” episode he’s describing included Winfrey talking with 14 citizens from Grand Rapids, Michigan. 7 of the citizens had actually supported Trump in the 2016 election, and 7 had not.
Winfrey dropped in on the Feb. 21 episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” and Trump’s tweet undoubtedly showed up.
” Speaking of tequila,” DeGeneres segued, as seen in a clip from the episode . “Have you been consuming an additional quantity because that tweet that the president put out? … What was it like for you to learn about that?
” Winfrey stopped briefly for a minute. “ I got up and I simply believed … ” she stated, prior to tossing her hands up and shaking her head.
“ I put on ’ t like offering negativeness power,” she kept in mind. “So I simply believed … ‘exactly what? ’”
Winfrey did, nevertheless, disagree with the president’s claim that the episode — which discussed a range of subjects, consisting of the GOP’s tax legislation, the #MeToo motion, and Trump’s physical fitness for workplace — had actually been prejudiced versus him. “60 Minutes” had lots of manufacturers working to make sure the framing of the concerns and the modifying of the sectors were nonpartisan and reasonable, Winfrey described.
If anything, she argued , Winfrey had actually been a voice making sure the conservatives’ perspectives were on screen. “ I was working extremely tough to do the opposite of exactly what I was hate-tweeted about,” she stated, offering DeGeneres a particular example to show her point.
DeGeneres likewise asked Winfrey about another hot button concern dealing with the nation: weapon violence.
Winfrey just recently revealed she ‘d be following in George and Amal Clooney’s steps and provide $500,000 to March for Our Lives — a student-organized presentation in Washington, D.C., promoting more weapon control legislation.
George and Amal, I couldn’ t concur with you more. I am signing up with forces with you and will match your $500,000 contribution to ‘ March For Our Lives. ’ These motivating youths advise me of the Freedom Riders of the 60s who likewise stated we’ ve had ENOUGH and our voices will be heard.
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) February 20, 2018
The occasion, prepared for March 24, is being arranged in big part by the teenagers who made it through the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, which left 17 individuals dead.
As Winfrey hinted in her tweet, the high schoolers blazing a trail on this concern motivated her to speak out and contribute to the presentation — funds that will be utilized on things like hotels and transport — to make sure as lots of youths can participate in the occasion next month as possible.
“ This is precisely what occurred throughout the civil liberties motion,” Winfrey informed DeGeneres . “People like John Lewis and Diane Nash: They were 18, 19, 20 years old. Youths who stated, ‘ We ’ ve had enough. ’ And these kids [today] are right there.”
Winfrey did provide the trainees some guidance in the months and weeks ahead, though: It cannot simply be opposing in the street — they have to remain arranged for the long run. ” The reason the civil liberties motion worked was since there was a method,” she stated. “ There was a strategy. ”