Oprah Just Taught Everyone How To Respond To Trump’s Insults

Oprah Winfrey isn’t playing President Donald Trump’s insult game.

In recent weeks, Trump has repeatedly attacked the actress and talk show maven. He called Winfrey “very insecure” in a tweet last month and over the weekend he promised to make a possible presidential run “painful” for her.

“I would love to beat Oprah,” Trump said during a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday night. “I know her weakness.”

Not surprisingly, Winfrey took the high road on Sunday when CNN’s Van Jones asked what she would say in response to Trump’s comments.

“I wouldn’t,” Winfrey replied. “I would only speak if I felt that I could be heard.”

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Winfrey’s powerful speech at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this year drew both acclaim and calls for her to run for president against Trump in 2020. However, she has since said she hasn’t heard from God on the issue.

“(I)f God actually wanted me to run, wouldn’t God kind of tell me?” Winfrey said on “60 Minutes Overtime.” “And I haven’t heard that.”

While not a candidate herself, Winfrey did offer some advice for whoever does run:

“I will say to whoever is going to run 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 really don’t believe in. Do not spend an ounce of your time on that.”

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"When people show you who they are, believe them."

<i><strong>Maya Angelou</strong></i><br />It's one of the most important lessons Oprah ever learned from Maya Angelou. "If a person says to you, 'I'm selfish,' or, 'I'm mean,' or, 'I am unkind,'… believe them," Angelou advised in 1997. "They know themselves much better than you do."
Maya Angelou
It's one of the most important lessons Oprah ever learned from Maya Angelou. "If a person says to you, 'I'm selfish,' or, 'I'm mean,' or, 'I am unkind,'… believe them," Angelou advised in 1997. "They know themselves much better than you do."

"When you see crazy coming, cross the street."

<i><strong>Iyanla Vanzant</strong></i><br />"Most of us have a death urge. We see the guy coming, warning slapped right in the middle of his head. And we said, 'Oh, I'm going to fix him. I'm going to change it. I'm going to reshape it,'" Iyanla Vanzant said in 1998. "Love doesn't have to fix you, change you. When you see crazy coming, cross the street. Cross the street!"
Iyanla Vanzant
"Most of us have a death urge. We see the guy coming, warning slapped right in the middle of his head. And we said, 'Oh, I'm going to fix him. I'm going to change it. I'm going to reshape it,'" Iyanla Vanzant said in 1998. "Love doesn't have to fix you, change you. When you see crazy coming, cross the street. Cross the street!"

"If what you're doing is not working, you have to change it."

<i><strong>Dr. Phil</strong></i><br />"I'm just a strong believe in life law number two: You create your own experience," said Dr. Phil in 2001. "I really believe that. And the point is, if what you're doing is not working, you have to change it. You have to change it. And everybody will say, 'Well, I don't want to be somebody I'm not. I don't want to stop being who I am.' Well, you know what? If who you are is not working, you'll find that you have a broad range of who you are."
Dr. Phil
"I'm just a strong believe in life law number two: You create your own experience," said Dr. Phil in 2001. "I really believe that. And the point is, if what you're doing is not working, you have to change it. You have to change it. And everybody will say, 'Well, I don't want to be somebody I'm not. I don't want to stop being who I am.' Well, you know what? If who you are is not working, you'll find that you have a broad range of who you are."

"Don't trust the fact that life will be logical and orderly."

<i><strong>Caroline Myss</strong></i><br />"Forgiveness actually should be thought of as the most selfish act you could do for yourself -- and self-indulgent," Caroline Myss said in 1998. "And this is where the confusion comes in with it: You're actually not saying, 'You know, what you did is OK.' You're not saying that... What you're really saying is, 'I'm no longer going to trust the fact that life should be logical and orderly. I'm not going to trust it, because you know what? It doesn't work that way. And I'm no longer going to count on ordinary justice to work the way I would like it to work.'"
Caroline Myss
"Forgiveness actually should be thought of as the most selfish act you could do for yourself -- and self-indulgent," Caroline Myss said in 1998. "And this is where the confusion comes in with it: You're actually not saying, 'You know, what you did is OK.' You're not saying that... What you're really saying is, 'I'm no longer going to trust the fact that life should be logical and orderly. I'm not going to trust it, because you know what? It doesn't work that way. And I'm no longer going to count on ordinary justice to work the way I would like it to work.'"

"Power is the alignment of your personality with your soul."

<i><strong>Gary Zukav</strong></i><br />This definition of power, Oprah told Gary Zukav in 2000, is one of her favorite definitions in the world. "You say when your personality comes to serve the energy of your soul -- meaning, you can combine yourself, your personality with what your soul's purpose is here on earth -- then <i>that</i> is authentic empowerment," she summarized.
Gary Zukav
This definition of power, Oprah told Gary Zukav in 2000, is one of her favorite definitions in the world. "You say when your personality comes to serve the energy of your soul -- meaning, you can combine yourself, your personality with what your soul's purpose is here on earth -- then that is authentic empowerment," she summarized.

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