After media mogul, Oprah Winfrey, posts there is hope in newly elected President Donald Trump, people including many celebrities share their disappointment. In her tweet last Thursday, she shares a photo of the two presidents together, captioned with Donald Trump saying he is honored to meet Obama.
In Oprah's tweet, she says "Everybody takes a deep breath! Hope lives." which is followed by her interview with ET where she explains just why everybody can finally take a deep breath. She said that after seeing the two Presidents together and hearing Trump say that he has respect to the current President Obama, "it felt that he had reached a moment where he was actually humbled by that experience."
The meeting of the two presidents has given her hope, which explains her tweets. Moreover, hearing from President Obama himself that he has "renewed confidence" in the incoming president and expects a peaceful transition between them is enough to calm her down and share the same sentiment to America.
Unfortunately, her tweet with the hashtag "#HopeLives" have caused people from around the country and even celebrities to voice out their concerns regarding her tweet. Celebrities that have posted tweets include Patton Oswalt who said "Oprah what the f***? This is not one of my favorite things", June Diane Raphael says "Oprah please do not normalize this man. Minority children are already being targeted.", Heather Matarazzo expresses her feelings saying "Oprah, you can take a deep breath and hold it while the rest of us literally fight for our lives right now #SMH"
Some celebrities even openly shared how they have lost their respect for the media mogul including Scott Weinberg saying "I used to have great respect for Oprah. (past tense)" and John Early tweeting "DON'T YOU DARE OPRAH"
Later on, Oprah admits her mistake in an interview and said that she should have never said about everyone. She said she only meant that civility lives and the transition of power between the two presidents was more civil than what she expected it to be. She also said that she intends to keep her opinion about Trump to herself in the future.