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.