[Ed. – Sad!]
Oprah Winfrey went into damage control Sunday after telling her followers who protested the election of Donald Trump to “take a deep breath.”
“Everybody take a deep breath. #HopeLives,” Winfrey tweeted Thursday after seeing the president-elect’s cordial meeting with President Barack Obama, whom she supported in 2008.
But social media users, from celebrities to black-rights activists, weren’t happy with the queen of daytime TV’s post.
On Sunday, Winfrey attempted to clarify her comments, calling what she said on Thursday a “mistake.”
“When I saw them [Obama and Trump] sitting together and I actually took a picture of the screen, it said, ‘President-elect Trump: ‘Honored To Meet Obama.’ And President Obama was being so gracious. I heard Donald Trump say, ‘He’s a good man.’ I heard Donald Trump say, ‘I’m going to be seeking his counsel.’ I literally went, ‘I can breathe now,’” Winfrey told filmmaker Ava DuVernay Sunday at a Hollywood Q&A.
Winfrey said her “mistake” was speaking for everyone else and not just herself.