AceShowbiz - Oprah Winfrey has reacted to Donald Trump's tweet criticizing her "60 Minutes" segment on his presidency and even calling her "very insecure." During her visit to "The Ellen DeGeneres Show", airing on Thursday, February 22, the 64-year-old actress/philanthropist said her initial reaction to the tweet was confusion.
"I woke up and I just thought," Winfrey said to host Ellen DeGeneres while raising her hands in the air and shrugging her shoulders. "I don't like giving negativity power, so I just thought, 'What?' "
On Sunday, "60 Minutes" aired Winfrey's segment which featured a diverse group of voters from Grand Rapids, Michigan, in a discussion with 14 pro- and anti-Trump voters.
The same day the segment aired, Trump tweeted, "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." Referencing the rumors of her running for presidency in 2020, the POTUS added, "Hope Oprah runs so she can be exposed and defeated just like all of the others!"
Winfrey said that after reading Trump's tweet, she double-checked her "60 Minute" segment to see if his remark was true. "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," she admitted to DeGeneres who asked if she agreed with Trump's "slanted or biased" claims.
"I went back and looked at every tape, I called the producers," Winfrey went on clarifying. "Because what actually happened was when you do '60 Minutes', 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. So, they critique every word and is this fair ... you have this whole panel of people looking at whether it was fair."
Winfrey said when she watched her interview the first time, she found something could be fixed to make it better. "I had actually, the first time I saw it, I said there's something missing here from the conversation," the "A Wrinkle in Time" actress revealed.
She continued, "When I had asked the question of 'Do you think, do you care about what other people think about America?' and they only used the Democratic side. And I said, I remembered the guy Matt had said, 'No, we're the only people that are worried what other countries are thinking of us.' And I said, 'I think you should go back and put that in because it makes it more balanced.' "
Winfrey believed she delivered the correct facts through edits and revisions. "I was working very hard to do the opposite of what I was hate tweeted about so, it's okay," she shared.