Oprah on if she’d speak to Trump: ‘only if I felt that I could be heard’

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The current POTUS launched his reelection campaign against his challenger Oprah Winfrey. The only issue is that Oprah is not actually running for president, so he’ll have no one to stalk during the debate. The fact that she is not a candidate didn’t stop our Commander in Chief from swiping at the Mighty O at his rally in Philadelphia over the weekend:

In case you can’t stomach a dose of #45 this morning, he said that he could beat Oprah because, “I know her weakness,” but elaborated no further. He did, however, repeat that sentence ad nauseam because, you know, repetition makes it true. Dude – Oprah’s weakness is bread. She told us all last year, dotard.

However, because he filled his filthy mouth with Oprah’s good name, she has to deal with this nonsense. Or maybe not, because Oprah just shut this topic down. While promoting A Wrinkle in Time with Ava DuVernay on The Van Jones Show last Sunday, Jones asked Oprah, if she had 10 minutes alone with #45, “billionaire to billionaire, megastar to megastar, human to human” what she would say to him. She responded, “I wouldn’t. I would only speak if I felt that I could be heard.”

I admire Oprah’s grace. It’s obvious that she really does not want to be a part of this discussion. Yet she responded so eloquently. No one can refute what she said, either. This is a man who needed to have “I hear you” written down as a response when speaking to survivors of school shooting. You will not be heard in his presence unless you are saying something adulatory about him.

And can we just agree that Ava’s face throughout that clip speaks for us all?

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  1. Rapunzel says:

    Even worse than “I know her weakness” was his statement that he’d make it “a painful experience” if she ran against him. You know DT thinks the uppity colored b-tch needs to be punished for daring to challenge him.

    • Indiana Joanna says:

      He said that he would make it a painful experience? God, he is such a sick bastard.

      But all of us know his weaknesses: penchants for being spanked with images of his own face, enjoying urine soaked matressesses, twitter comments tapped out with his tiny hands, dictators with lots of money, and assaulting women.

  2. grabbyhands says:

    One of the things his base loves to eat up even more than fake news, Killary and everything being Obama’s fault is the possibility of trying to tear down a black woman. Man, they must have been rabid with joy to chew that non-story up.

    But he’ll keep dragging her name around because they love it and for them the fact that she isn’t even the one that started the whole Oprah 2020 thing AND has stated she has no (immediate) plans to run for anything is irrelevant, like most facts. They’ve got a chance to rant about an uppity black woman and as ever, he has picked the low hanging fruit to throw to the knuckle draggers at his little Nazi rallies.

  3. Louise177 says:

    There is a lot I don’t understand about Trump but one is picking fights with irrelevant people. By that I mean people who haven’t done anything to him. Oprah isn’t running for office, the Meet the Press reporter hasn’t done anything to him but Trump is trying to start something with them instead of talking about issues.

    • Rapunzel says:

      “Trump is trying to start something with them instead of talking about issues.”
      And that’s why he does it. You answered your own question.

  4. boredblond says:

    He also denigrated rep. Maxine Waters..it’s throwing klan kandy to his followers..and puleeze tv commentators, stop saying that trump voters haven’t a bigoted bone in their bodies and be honest…once Russia told him how to tap into hate, it was all downhill.

  5. Anguishedcorn says:

    So that’s a no, then.

  6. Kathryn says:

    That response is perfection

  7. Aang says:

    She is so wise to realize he not worth her breath. Too bad A Wrinkle in Time wasn’t a better movie. I really wanted to like it.

  8. SJF says:

    Your astute quote: “Repetition makes it true” is pure Goebbels. It’s how propaganda and prejudicial lies became truth in the Third Reich.

    In a 1990 interview for Vanity Fair, Ivana (first wife, not daughter) said Trump’s favorite book was a collection of Hitler’s speeches that he kept by his bed.

    He’s learned that one oratorical lesson very, very well.

  9. MerrymerrymonthofMay says:

    Smart woman.

  10. Lisa says:

    I didn’t want to watch that clip but I did. It’s truly surreal. He just rambles on, it’s like watching an aimless imitation of a politician.