Trump and Oprah

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Trump watches ’60 Minutes,’ goes off the rails on Oprah

Trump calls Oprah 'insecure' and challenges her to run for president in 2020.


Tess Cagle

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Posted on Feb 19, 2018   Updated on May 22, 2021, 12:27 am CDT

Despite the fact that Oprah Winfrey told InStyle magazine in January that she doesn’t plan to run for president in 2020, Donald Trump appears to see her as a threat.

Trump spent Sunday evening watching Winfrey on 60 Minutes and hate-tweeting about the 64-year-old talk show host. Winfrey appeared on the TV show to follow-up on a segment she did last fall, where she talked politics with a group of Michigan voters.

In his tweet, Trump practically dares Winfrey to run against him.

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

Many people on Twitter found the president’s tweet inappropriate in the wake of the shooting in Parkland, Florida.

In the interview, Oprah addressed the numerous allegations of sexual harassment that have been made against Trump, asking panelists if they believed the president was held to a “different standard.”

After Winfrey made an unforgettable speech at the Golden Globes, in which she highlighted the importance the Times Up initiative, many fans speculated that Winfrey should run for president.

But Winfrey doesn’t have any plans to run yet, according to her interview with InStyle.

“I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not,” she said. “And so it’s not something that interests me. I don’t have the DNA for it.”


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*First Published: Feb 19, 2018, 8:18 am CST