Oprah Winfrey outsmarts Trump as she responds to him calling her “insecure”

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Oprah Winfrey brilliantly responds to Trump’s hate-tweet on the The Ellen Show

Oprah Winfrey may have (unfortunately) voiced her unwillingness to run for presidency in 2020, but her recent response to Trump’s hate-tweet is another fine example of why her country needs her to reconsider.

Appearing on the The Ellen Show, host Ellen DeGeneres asked Winfrey how she responded to the verbal Twitter attack from the president.

“I don’t like giving negativity power, so I just thought, ‘What?” Winfrey says, shrugging her shoulders and looking bewildered.

Trump was referring to the news programme 60 Minutes that Winfrey mediated to discuss politics with a group of voters – some voted for Donald Trump in 2016, others didn’t. On Sunday, Winfrey revisited the group for the same programme. And, of course, Donald Trump tuned in.

“Just watched a very insecure Oprah Winfrey, who at one point I knew very well, interview a panel of people on 60 Minutes,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

“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!”

Winfrey did go back and re-watch the programme after his public comments, but couldn’t see what he saw.

“I was working very hard to make sure I wasn’t doing the thing I got hate-tweeted about,” Winfrey explains. 

And DeGeneres was having none of it either.

“Oh no you didn’t,” DeGeneres says after reading Trump’s tweet. “When you mess with Oprah, you mess with me.”

DeGeneres then showed a video of Winfrey’s Golden Globes speech that sparked presidential chatter due to its inspirational message. In comparison, she showed a clip of Trump talking about the size of his hands during a Republican presidential debate.

DeGeneres then left Trump with a message: “It’s your job to unite us, and you don’t do that by attacking people. Especially Oprah.”

Once again, Winfrey and DeGeneres prove why you should always take the high road.

Images: Rex Features