Oprah is not here for Trump’s negativity.
During an appearance on Ellen Thursday, the actress and TV personality responded to the president’s troll tweet about her panel discussion from 60 Minutes that aired Sunday.
During the show, Winfrey reconvened a panel of 14 voters in Grand Rapids, Mich., to take their temperatures after a year under the leadership of President Trump — and of course, Trump fired off an overnight, hate-tweet shortly after.
Throwing up her hands and shrugging her shoulders, Oprah re-enacted her reaction for Ellen: “I woke up, and I just thought, I don’t like giving negativity power, so I just thought, what?”
Trump’s angry tweet called Winfrey “very insecure,” her questions “biased and slanted” and her facts “incorrect.”
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
In order to make sure there were no biases as the president claimed, Winfrey told Ellen that she went back and reviewed the tapes.
“When you do 60 Minutes, you sit in a room with at least seven other people who critique the piece before you air it,” Winfrey explained. “You have a whole panel of people looking at whether it was fair.”
In fact, Winfrey said she asked editors to go back in and add a Republican’s response to her question about whether the voters care about how America looks to the rest of the world.
“I said, ‘I think you should go back and put that in because it makes it more balanced,” she continued. “So I was working very hard to do the opposite of what I was hate-tweeted about.”