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Trump slams Oprah for 60 Minutes interview
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Trump slams Oprah for 60 Minutes interview

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. 

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Winfrey sat down with 14 Michigan voters  to get their thoughts on Trump's first year in office

Winfrey sat down with 14 Michigan voters to get their thoughts on Trump's first year in office

Winfrey's questions were wide-ranging but often pressured Trump's supporters to defend him

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. 

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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.'

The voters from Grand Rapids have kept in touch after Winfrey first interviewed them last year

The voters from Grand Rapids have kept in touch after Winfrey first interviewed them last year

Winfrey's questions sparked a spirited back-and-forth, with Trump's supporters and detractors both making their points

Winfrey's questions sparked a spirited back-and-forth, with Trump's supporters and detractors both making their points

Winfrey has been publicly floated as a presidential contender after her rousing speech in support of the 'Me Too' movement at the Golden Globes last month.

However she has repeatedly denied she has any desire to run, most recently speaking with 60 Minutes in an interview that aired on Valentine's Day.

Winfrey told 60 Minutes that she was 'stunned' that she suddenly was being named as someone who could run for the highest office in the land.  

'I am actually humbled by the fact that people think I could be the leader of the free world, but it's just not in my spirit,' Winfrey said. 'It's not in my DNA.'

'I was just trying to give a good speech,' the talk show host said. 'I was looking for a way to express what was going on in this moment in terms of gender and class and race.' 

Donald Trump and Oprah Winfrey are pictured in Atlantic City, New Jersey in January 1988

Donald Trump and Oprah Winfrey are pictured in Atlantic City, New Jersey in January 1988