Oprah Responds to Trump Calling Her 'Insecure' and Declares She's 'Definitely Not' Running For President
She also praised Parkland, Florida, students for their gun control activism.
Presidential run or not, Oprah continues to give her signature intellectual commentary on current events and political happenings in the way only Oprah can. On Thursday morning (Feb. 22), she sat down with Ellen DeGeneres to discuss the teenage gun control activists from Parkland High School, as well as respond to President Trump calling her “insecure” on Twitter.
In the interview, Winfrey likened the outspoken Parkland students to the activism that happened during the Civil Rights movement, reflecting on her time as Baltimore reporter. "These kids are right there,” she said, citing activists like John Lewis and Diane Nash, who she pointed out were also in their late teens during their movement. Along with George and Amal Clooney, Oprah is donating $500,000 to help accommodate students taking place in the planned "March For Our Lives," which is set for March 24 in Washington, D.C.
The conversation also touched on a recent tweet from President Donald Trump, who responded to Oprah’s 60 Minute interview with Michigan voters, who do and do not support the president. In the tweet, Trump called her "very insecure" and said the interview was "biased, slanted and the facts were incorrect." When Ellen asked about the question, Oprah shrugged her shoulders and raised her hands in confusion before saying, “I don’t like giving negativity power, so I just thought ‘what?’”
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
She went on to say she double-checked her 60 Minutes interview, before and after the tweet was sent, looking out specifically for her own bias.
And of course, Ellen jumped to the highly encouraged presidential run rumors, which initially sparked after her Golden Globes speech in January. Unfortunately, she shut down those rumors.
“I’m definitely not,” she said. “I was just trying to give a good speech.”