During an appearance Sunday on CNN's "The Van Jones Show," Winfrey offered advice on surviving the "darkness" of political polarization in America under the current president, as she suggested everyone "stay in the light" of positivity.
He also called her "insecure" in a social media post.
Oprah Winfrey isn't playing President Donald Trump's insult game. Winfrey told Jones she was impressed with the confidence and bravery of the student shooting survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for speaking out for gun control. Then she advised protestors and activists to plan and be strategic. The president, though, adopted a different tone in the weeks following Winfrey's Golden Globes speech. "It means that you have somewhere in the work gained the people's trust".
Trump didn't elaborate on what Oprah's "weakness" is, but he explained that he knows the star "very well". "But if I were running for office, and I will say to whoever is running for office, do not give your energy to the other side, do not spend all your time talking about your opponents, do not give your energy to that which you don't believe in".
"You can't just go out there and march", Winfrey said, pointing to how Rosa Park's arrest in Montgomery, Alabama after refusing to give up her seat on a city bus led to the year-long Montgomery boycott in 1955. "Do not spend an ounce of your time on that".