Editors note: Believe it or not, Oprah Winfrey is a true christian and a woman full of faith, and normally true christians don’t get bent out of shape about something as small as politics. She said she was just as surprised about Trump’s win and Clinton’s loss as at least half the nation was. She did not endorse the man. All Oprah is saying is that it is what it is. Trump won fair and square. And after she saw his humble demeanor with President Obama, she was able to “take a deep breath”. Because her faith is in God, she is not trusting in some presidential candidate. I assure you, Oprah is probably relaxing on the beach somewhere, saying in the way only Oprah can say it, “I don’t know why in the world people are mad at me? I just said ‘take a deep breath'”. By the way, normal true christians don’t go marching down the street over an election result – it’s not that important to them. So, like Oprah advised, take a deep breath and chill out… @HeatherMatarazz, @wkamaubell, @scottEweinberg, @bejohnce, @smaxxmahaffey, @elielcruz, and @markhouston72. — BCNN1 editors
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!”
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) November 10, 2016
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, was understood by several people as tone-deaf or condescending.
See some of the reactions below.
— Heather Matarazzo (@HeatherMatarazz) November 12, 2016
I… but… no… https://t.co/hBXaYROQwm
— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) November 12, 2016
I used to have great respect for Oprah. (past tense) https://t.co/Z1hke2rFfL
— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) November 12, 2016
DON’T YOU DARE OPRAH https://t.co/meue7QsfDR
— John Early (@bejohnce) November 11, 2016
— S. Maxx Mahaffey (@smaxxmahaffey) November 11, 2016
@BroderickGreer does Oprah have amnesia or was she not here the last 18 months?
— Eliel Cruz-Lopez (@elielcruz) November 11, 2016
OK, who ever thought they would use this phrase ” Oprah just sold out” https://t.co/O5D30QmoHa
— markhouston72 (@markhouston72) November 12, 2016
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter