Donald Trump has gone after Oprah Winfrey multiple times in the past few weeks, calling her "very insecure" and saying that he would make her run for president "painful" if she decided to go down that road in 2020. Oprah recently spoke to CNN's Van Jones and discussed how she would respond to Trumps insults. As you can imagine, she was very level-headed about the matter.
Oprah's response resonated with a vast number of people on Twitter.
She knows she would not be heard by that clown! He listens to no one...like hitler did not listen to anyone.— Hedy Eckert (@dariusemperor) March 12, 2018
That’s why this lady is special. She inspires goodwill and trust. Donald trump’s inspired his base with speeches which makes you feel like you’re at a cock fight or bad fake wrestling match. At one, you feel hopeful and happy. At the other, you feel angry and unclean.— Sharon Eveland-Smith (@SmithEveland) March 12, 2018
... It's important that her understanding of life flows to the world ...— Dr. Rajkumar (@MYOPENSESSIONS) March 12, 2018
she is way too smart to talk to that racist idiot. he ain't on her class link let alone same universe— maximillian muhammad (@maxxxman) March 12, 2018
The best thing Oprah could do is possibly be in touch with the dems to find a STRONG candidate in 2020 to beat trump with positivity and endorse that candidate. Trump is just race/ woman baiting her, she’s too smart for that!— michele flannery (@mcflann1957) March 12, 2018
The Trump trolls chimed in to attempt to diminish Oprah's relevancy and her wise response to the question.
No one wants to hear what this racist witch has to say! ( at least until all the “ old white folks have had time to DIE”!!)— 🦐 Cajun Texan 🦀 (@jturner63) March 12, 2018
Oprah is such a disappointment..... we see now her 25 yrs of her show was all FAKE/FALSE/BULL!— pwp (@rivernest1800) March 12, 2018
Keep sitting by and watching your Hollywood culture abuse women and children. You should stick to selling Atkins bars and stay out of politics.— BadAndy (@BadAndy782) March 12, 2018
All White People Should Die Oprah Said Your No Exception— SusannahO Fitters (@FittersM) March 12, 2018
Why does anyone take Oprah seriously. She’s a huge racist.— Super Duper (@SuperDu32059320) March 12, 2018
Some people could not see the power and common sense in Oprah's statement, saying that complacency will only give Trump more power.
Being passive against Donald Trump will almost certainly guarantee him another term. Sometimes you can take the high road other times you can't. This is such a case— West Philly Bred (@DuaneHouston10) March 12, 2018
One twitter user elaborated on why Oprah's response was appropriate and completely just.
Oprah gave an appropriate response. When I was a child, my father told me never to argue with a person whose mind can't be changed. You don't have to be a celebrity to have good sense. Why are people in awe of her answer?— Wanderlust (@Wanderl24281306) March 12, 2018
Be mindful of who and what you spend your energy on if you are really trying to make a difference. We hear you Oprah!