Trump and Oprah used to be friends or at least they used to be great acquaintances—compatriots in the television world. Both billionaires have a history of succeeding in whatever they put their minds to. But now, things have gone sour as they oppose each other's views on—almost everything. And it doesn't look like things are going to go back to how they were—on the contrary, there might be the slimmest chance that they might one day run against each other in the political arena.
President Trump never minces words when it comes to giving his opinion on his favorite social media platform Twitter. This time, it was his one time friend Oprah that was the target of his frankness. In a late Sunday night post on Twitter, Trump called Oprah Insecure, after watching the popular media mogul's "60 Minutes" show.
In his usual blunt manner, Trump claimed that the television Icon posed "biased and slanted" questions to a panel on the CBS news program. The Commander in chief also added that he hoped she would run for office. In his own words so "she can be exposed and defeated just like all the others."
Here is his tweet below:
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!
Winfrey, a renowned and influential talk show host, actress and philanthropist, favoured by a large number of Americans to run for President, made her debut on "60 Minutes" as a correspondent in September last year with a story about the political divide in the U.S.
Her Golden Globe speech was a huge hit. When the mogul accepted the Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement last month, she gave a powerful acceptance speech that cut to the heart of important issues of race, gender and other social and political issues.
The rapturous applause and standing ovation she received, didn't end there. Her speech gave rise to speculation of a potential presidential bid in 2020.
But Winfrey herself dispelled the rumours and firmly denied any such plans to run for the world's most powerful seat.