Oprah Winfrey has no time for Donald Trump or his tweets.
In an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Winfrey responded to the president’s criticism of her “60 Minutes” episode with little more than a shrug.
“I woke up and I just thought, ” Oprah said before pausing to give a shrug. “And I don’t like giving negativity power, so I just thought, ‘what?’”
The “60 Minutes” episode, which aired on Sunday, featured an interview with Oprah and commenters on the Democratic and Republican side of a conversation about present-day America.
In response to this interview, Trump tweeted Sunday night, “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 bias and slanted, the facts incorrect. Hope Oprah funs so she can be exposed and defeated just like all of the others!”
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
However, the media mogul told Ellen DeGeneres that at the end of filming the episode she checked her own biases by reviewing the tapes.
“The first time I saw it, I said there’s something missing here from the conversation. When I had asked the question of ‘Do you care about what other people think about America?’" Winfrey said. "And they only used the Democratic side. And 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.”
She went on to mention how heavily reviewed the episode was before airing.
“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,” she explained. “So, they critique every word – you have this whole panel of people looking at whether it was fair.”
Despite actively aiming to leave her own viewpoint out of the conversation, Trump took aim not only at her self-esteem but Winfrey's possible presidential candidacy. However, she dismissed those political rumors despite the many cries for her election following her powerful Golden Globes speech.
Ms. Winfrey, you clearly just have the 45th president shook.