Oprah Becomes Human Emoji in Response to Trump’s ‘Hate-Tweet’ About Her (Video)

“I don’t like giving negativity power,” she says about president’s “60 Minutes” critique

Last Updated: February 22, 2018 @ 7:39 AM

Oprah Winfrey just did one of these in response to President Trump’s unkind tweet about her recent “60 Minutes” segment:  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

“I don’t like giving negativity power, so I just thought, ‘What?'” she told Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday while throwing her hands up in the air. “What I actually really did was I went back and looked at the tape to see if there was any place that that could be true.”

“Did I feel like… it was slanted or biased? I went back and looked at every tape, I called the producers,” Oprah said. “Because what actually happened was– when you do ’60 Minutes,’ you sit in a room with at least seven other people who critique the piece before you air it, before you do the introduction to it, and then they give you the critique. So, they critique every word and is this fair — you have this whole panel of people looking at whether it was fair.”

“And I had actually, the first time I saw it, I said, ‘There’s something missing here from the conversation,” she continued. “When I had asked the question of ‘Do you think, do you care about what other people think about America?’ and they only used the Democratic side. And I said, I remembered the guy Matt had said, ‘No, we’re the only people that are worried what other countries are thinking of us.’ And I said, ‘I think you should go back and put that in because it makes it more balanced.’ So, I was working very hard to do the opposite of what I was hate-tweeted about so, it’s OK.”

Watch the “Ellen” video above.

Late Sunday night, Donald Trump tweeted the following: “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!”

That evening on the CBS newsmagazine show, the former daytime star had asked Trump and anti-Trump voters in Michigan whether they still shared their feelings about the president. She also raised a number of his more infamous controversies as discussion points.

After an extended bit of teasing in 2018, Winfrey has become increasingly assertive in ruling out any possibility of a presidential run against Trump in 2020.