You knew it would only be a matter of time before Oprah had words for Donald Trump after he called her “insecure” and “biased” after her 60 Minutes segment last Sunday. I honestly didn’t think she would respond at all so he could follow up with a desperate “Come At Me O!” tweet. But Oprah had a little help from her friend Ellen DeGeneres who came to her aid and gave her the opportunity to respond to the tweet herself during her talk show.
On today episode of Ellen, Ellen opened by informing Trump that Oprah was her friend and when you mess with Oprah you mess with her. According to E! News Ellen looked dead into the camera with wig snatching fury in her eyes aimed directly at the frightened chinchilla on top of Trump’s head.
“President Trump, it’s time for an aha moment. You’re not just some guy on Twitter anymore. You’re the President for all of us. It is your job to unite people, and you don’t do it by attacking people, especially Oprah,” she added. “Like I said, you don’t mess with Oprah. She’s my friend.”
Although that read was worthy enough to close the show and send everyone home with their parting gifts it didn’t get really real until Oprah came out to share her side of the story. After Ellen asked her how it felt to read that tweet the morning after 60 Minutes aired, Oprah threw her hands up and gave a confused expression, which in America is affectionately known as The Trumpie because that’s what we all do on a daily basis when it comes to him. But it didn’t end there. Eventually she found the words to back up her disbelief.
“ I don’t like giving negativity power, so I just thought, ‘What?’ 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.”
The tape she’s referring to is the discussion she had during 60 Minutes with a bipartisan group of fourteen people from Grand Rapids, MI. Of course, Trump’s forehead wrinkled in displeasure by what was aired, hence his tweet. Oprah said while going through the tapes she realized that something didn’t seem quite right, so she asked for an adjustment.
“When I had asked the question, ‘Do you care about what other people think about America?’ they only used the Democratic side. I remembered the guy Matt had said, ‘No. We’re the only people who 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, [but] it’s OK.”
Unfortunately I doubt Oprah’s response will stop ol’ Twitter Fingers Trump from watching Ellen today with his phone in hand ready to tweet about how Oprah and Ellen are the Queens of Liberal Media and ultimate Doo-Doo Heads who just don’t like him. You can check out the video from Ellen’s chat with Oprah below.