Oprah Winfrey seems to have hopped onboard the bandwagon that wants to forget the boatload of abuses Donald Trump has hurled at women, minorities and liberals, and is working towards accepting the internet troll as president-elect.
After Trump won the 2016 election, Oprah admitted she was in disbelief over the bizarre twist of events. But when the billionaire business mogul met President Barack Obama for the first time at the White House, her feelings took a completely new turn.
“Everybody take a deep breath,” she tweeted with the hashtag #HopeLives.
Later in an interview with "Entertainment Tonight," she doubled down on her sentiment and stated, “I just saw president-elect Trump with President Obama in the White House and it gave me hope. It gave me hope. I mean, I have to say, just to hear president-elect Trump say that he had respect for President Obama. It felt that he had reached a moment where he was actually humbled by that experience. To hear President Obama say that he has renewed confidence in the peaceful transition, I think everybody can take a deep breath.”
It boggles the mind how the extremely awkward interaction between the current and would-be presidents could give anyone hope.
Apparently, fans of the media mogul wonder that too. Most of them are of the opinion that it’s easy for Oprah to say such a thing because she will not have to deal with the consequences of living in Trump’s America, billionaire that she is.
So disappointed in #Oprah. No, it is not time to "take a deep breath now". We've just elected a racist misogynistic xenophobe as president.— Pam Allyn (@pamallyn) November 13, 2016
Will you still be telling me to "relax and take a deep breath" when I'm standing in the gas chamber? #OprahWinfrey— Jasun Mark (@jasunmark) November 13, 2016
#OprahWinfrey, with all due respect, it's different for those of us who don't have residences in other countries we can flee to.— Ungovernable (@landolfi) November 13, 2016
Umm.. ya'all trump broke Oprah. What is she even talking about #OprahWinfrey— Duff M (@DustyGeo) November 12, 2016
I - for the record - am fond of Oprah. I will not, however, be taking my cues about an autocratic despot from her.— Broderick Greer ?? (@BroderickGreer) November 11, 2016
This election just took Oprah from me.— Allison P Davis (@AllisonPDavis) November 11, 2016
All of these are my reaction to that video of Oprah tbh pic.twitter.com/L9aYdtZxKK— Carly ???? (@kweencarly) November 13, 2016
To check out her full interview, click the video below.