AceShowbiz - Donald Trump has challenged Oprah Winfrey to run for president in 2020 after slamming a "60 Minutes" interview she did with voters on Sunday, February 18 as "biased" and "incorrect." The 71-year-old U.S. President warned the "very insecure" TV host would be "exposed and defeated" if she were to put herself forward as a candidate in the next election.
Taking to his Twitter account, Trump said he "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!"
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
Winfrey led a panel discussion with 14 people, who were interviewed a year ago, in Michigan to mark Trump's first year in office. The 64-year-old talk show host/actress/philanthropist opened the programme saying, "One year into Donald Trump's presidency, Americans remain divided, often unwilling to listen to what the other side has to say."
"It's happening in families, among friends and at the workplace," she said. "We witnessed that schism first-hand last fall when we went to Grand Rapids, Michigan, and gathered 14 people - seven who voted for Mr. Trump, seven who did not - for a wide-ranging discussion about politics, policy and the president himself." She added, "To mark President Trump's first year in office we decided to repeat the experiment."
Winfrey drew wide praise after her empowering Golden Globes speech last month, which led to many calling for her to run for president. Accepting an honorary Globe, the "A Wrinkle in Time" actress told the audience that a "new day is on the horizon" where no one would be the victim of sexual harassment and assault.
But the entertainment mogul later shot down any hopes from fans that she's set her eye on the White House. In an interview with InStyle last week, she said, "It's just not in my spirit. It's not my DNA." In the interview aired after her CBS show on Sunday, she also confessed she was "humbled" that people actually believe she has what it takes to run the country. "I've never looked outside for other people to tell me when I should be making a move," she added.
"And wouldn't I know? If God wanted me to run, wouldn't God tell me? I haven't heard that," she said, adding that she'd "feel that I have a responsibility as a person who has a big voice in this country to use it to promote justice and kindness and good will in the world." She continued, "It never has felt to me that that I was supposed to be political and it still does not feel that to me."