On Sunday, Oprah Winfrey’s segment on 60 Minutes left a foul taste in Donald Trump’s mouth, who took to Twitter to criticize the A Wrinkle in Time star, calling her “insecure” and her assertions “biased.”
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On today’s episode The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the celebrated talk show host invited Ms. Winfrey to speak about the whirlwind couple months she’s experienced since it was subtly implied that she may be running for fice in 2020.
Opening up to her comedienne pal, Winfrey admits that “I woke up and I just thought… And 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.”
Winfrey goes on to reveal how “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. They critique every word. ‘Is this fair?’ You have this whole panel people looking at whether it was fair. And actually, the first time I saw it, I said, ‘There’s something missing here from the conversation.'”
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In the 60 Minutes segment, the former talk show host moderated a group Republicans and Democrats on their views America, its politics and policies, and other pressing matters. However, Winfrey feels as though the Republican opinion wasn’t properly represented throughout the broadcast, recalling how “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 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 what I was hate-tweeted about, but] it’s OK.”