Monday, November 14, 2016
Even Oprah must not praise Trump
While speaking to the Associated Press on Thursday, Oprah Winfrey admitted that she was in disbelief at Donald Trump's win and Hillary Clinton's shocking defeat on Tuesday.
But the media mogul was seemingly so impressed by the President-elect's meeting with President Obama that her feelings took a different turn, as she tweeted, "Everybody take a deep breath! Hope Lives!"
Winfrey went on to explain the reasoning behind her optimism: "I could sense, maybe I'm wrong, but I could sense from Donald Trump's body language even when he came out for the acceptance speech, that brotha has been humbled by this world thing."
Winfrey's comments have not been received well online, as several people, including Patton Oswalt (who tweeted "Oprah what the f---ck? This is not one of my favorite things") and W. Kamau Bell, have taken to Twitter to express their disappointment in Winfrey's new point of view. Many former Oprah followers responded to her comments as understood by several people as tone-deaf or condescending.