Twitter leaps to Oprah's defense after Trump calls her 'insecure'

President Trump has found a new tweet target: Oprah Winfrey.

As HuffPost reports, the president took offense to a 60 Minutes segment Sunday night in which Winfrey spoke to Michigan voters about their political concerns. Though Winfrey has dismissed speculation about a 2020 presidential bid, Trump — who has spoken positively about the former talk show host in the past — tweeted that he wanted her to run so that she could be “exposed and defeated.”

Oprah Winfrey at the 2018 Golden Globes. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Oprah Winfrey at the 2018 Golden Globes. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)


The president, who is in Florida in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, also called the billionaire “very insecure.” That description rubbed many folks — including bestselling authors Roxane Gay (Hunger) and Terry McMillan (How Stella Got Her Groove Back), and The Mindy Project actor Ike Barinholtz — the wrong way.












This GIF might sum it up best, though.


Truly, a battle for the ages — or 2018, at least.

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