President Donald Trump has slammed Oprah Winfrey for what he calls a ‘biased, incorrect’ interview with voters.
‘Just watched a very insecure Oprah Winfrey, who at one point I knew very well, interview a panel of people on 60 Minutes,’ Trump tweeted late Sunday, hours after the episode aired.
On the CBS show, Winfrey quizzed seven Michigan voters who voted for Trump and seven who voted against him.
‘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!’ Trump wrote.
Winfrey’s questions were wide-ranging but often pressured Trump’s supporters to defend him.
‘Okay, so polls are showing that respect for the United States is eroding around the world. Do you care what the world thinks of the United States?’ Winfrey asked.
Winfrey’s next question: ‘There have been some members of Congress, including Republicans, questioning his stability and fitness for office. What do you think of that, and do you believe he has the temperament to be president?’
The questions sparked a spirited back-and-forth, with Trump’s supporters and detractors both making their points.
Winfrey first spoke with the panel of voters in Grand Rapids, Michigan in August 2017, for a 60 Minutes episode that aired the following month.
The voters kept in touch with each other through a private Facebook group continuing to discuss national events and argue politics.
‘Members from opposite sides of the divide actually became friends, organizing outings and talking every day in a private Facebook chat group,’ Winfrey said in the introduction to the follow-up segment on Sunday. ‘All of that made us want to go back.’
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SOURCE: KEITH GRIFFITH