Mixing politics with her chosen profession, Oprah Winfrey interviewed a panel of people about the topic of Donald Trump’s presidency on CBS’ 60 Minutes on Sunday, but Trump wasn’t about to take Winfrey’s partisanship lying down.
“Just watched a very insecure Oprah Winfrey, who at one point I knew very well, interview a panel of people on 60 Minutes,” the president tweeted on Sunday after the show. “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!”
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
The segment featured Winfrey leading the discussion of the same 14 Grand Rapids, Michigan voters who appeared on the show last year in a similar segment, half of whom purportedly voted for Trump.
“One year into Donald Trump’s presidency, Americans remain divided, often unwilling to listen to what the other side has to say,” said the talk show host, whose own presidential aspirations have captured liberal dreams nationwide of late.
Interestingly, Joy Behar’s criticisms about people who listen to God aside, Winfrey recently told CBS that God hasn’t told her to run yet. “If God actually wanted me to run, wouldn’t God kinda tell me? And I haven’t heard that,” said Winfrey.
God, however, apparently hasn’t yet told her to stop being an obvious liberal hack on television. Instead of relevant issues like the economy, tax reform, and tangible policy issues with which the panel could have agreed or disagreed, Winfrey focused on the sexual harassment allegations against Trump, the Access Hollywood tape, his fitness for office, and even the fact that he once called certain key Carnival cruise destinations “sh*thole” countries.
Here’s a sampling of the non-presidential candidate talk show hosts’ questions, courtesy of the Daily Caller:
“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?”
“One person who hasn’t been touched by the [#MeToo] movement is the president himself. During the campaign, we are all aware that some 20 women accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior. There was the Access Hollywood tape of course. What do you all think about that?”
While discussing the “shithole” controversy, Oprah challenged one voter who said the president was criticizing the countries, but not the people from those countries.
“Come on, Matt,” Oprah asked someone who tried to defend Trump’s “sh*thole countries” remark by saying it was about the countries, not the people. “If you’re talking about… Matt, if you’re talking about the country, you’re talking about the people in the country. When he’s talking about Norway or Norwegians, he’s talking about Norwegians.”
For his part, Trump isn’t afraid of a run against the talk show host.
“Yeah, I’ll beat Oprah. Oprah would be a lot of fun,” he said last month. “I know her very well. I like Oprah. I don’t think she’s going to run.”