Enraged, Trump throws another Twitter-tantrum after watching Oprah’s “60 Minutes” episode.
Trump just came off of one of the worst weeks in his presidency: 17 people were killed at another school shooting, and Robert Mueller’s team handed down 13 indictments against Russians for interfering in the elections.
To celebrate, Trump watched Oprah’s Sunday appearance on CBS News‘ “60 Minutes” and ended up rage-tweeting just before midnight Sunday.
“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!” he tweeted.
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
CNN reported that: “Oprah hosted a group discussion with 14 voters who had appeared on the show in fall 2017 — half who had voted for Trump and half who had not.”
The discussion looked at whether the the pro-Trump panelists still backed the President, his alleged “shithole countries” comments, the worldview of the US under his leadership, questions around Trump’s stability and fitness for office, and accusations of inappropriate sexual behavior.
CBS News‘ “60 Minutes” provided the following synopsis of the episode:
One year into Donald Trump’s presidency, Americans remain divided, often unwilling to listen to what the other side has to say. It’s happening in families, among friends and at the workplace. We witnessed that schism first-hand last fall when we went to Grand Rapids, Michigan, and gathered 14 people – seven who voted for Mr. Trump, seven who did not – for a wide-ranging discussion about politics, policy and the president himself. To mark President Trump’s first year in office we decided to repeat the experiment. We never intended to go back to Grand Rapids. But then we learned that, after disagreeing on virtually everything, our group stayed in close touch. Members from opposite sides of the divide actually became friends, organizing outings and talking every day in a private facebook chat group. All of that made us want to go back.
Last fall, Oprah Winfrey spoke with 14 Michigan voters, seven of whom voted for Donald Trump. Winfrey sat down with the voters again to get their thoughts on Trump's first year in office. https://t.co/fvItU7cDJN pic.twitter.com/XLC09keC0k
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) February 19, 2018
Vice News reported that: “Speculation has surrounded a possible Winfrey run following a powerful speech at the Golden Globes last month.”
However, the star remains adamant she will not seek office, despite admitting it was something she has considered in the past.
Trump previously addressed facing Winfrey’s in two year’s time, saying: “Yeah, I’ll beat Oprah. Oprah will be lots of fun. I don’t think she’s going to run.”
Donald Jr. threw his own Twitter tantrum at the time after NBC posted a tweet calling Oprah “our next president.”
“Nothing but respect for OUR future president. #GoldenGlobes” NBC tweeted. [For some reason NBC removed the tweet at about 11:30am Eastern, but the embed remains and we have included a screenshot of the tweet taken before it was removed.]
— NBC (@nbc) January 8, 2018
“In case anyone had any doubts about where the media stands this should take care of it. The bias against @realDonaldTrump is now so obvious they have simply given up hiding it. Can you trust anything they say at this point? Americans see the truth in job #s & in their wallets!,” he tweeted.