Oprah admits Twitter 'mistake' following pro-Trump tweet over his meeting with Obama

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Oprah Winfrey has responded to backlash she faced over a tweet she sent Thursday following President Obama's meeting with president-elect Donald Trump.

The media mogul tweeted: "Everybody take a deep breath! #HopeLives!" with a photo of Obama and Trump together in the White House.

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Some Twitter users then responded, targeting Oprah with backlash.

"Oprah, you can take a deep breath and hold it while the rest of us literally fight for our lives right now," was one tweet.

On Sunday, she responded to the controversy in a Facebook Live video where she was joined by director Ava DuVernay.

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PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 06: (L-R) Actress Carmen Ejogo, actress/producer Oprah Winfrey and director/producer Ava DuVernay accept the award for Outstanding Motion Picture for 'Selma', onstage during the 46th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 6, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)
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SELMA, AL - JANUARY 18: 'Selma' director Ava DuVernay, actor David Oyelowo, and producer/actress Oprah Winfrey participate in the ceremony to commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 18, 2015 in Selma, Alabama. (Photo by David A. Smith/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 15: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Actors David Oyelowo (L) and Oprah Winfrey attend the 20th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on January 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for A&E Network)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 09: (EDITORS NOTE: IMAGE WAS SHOT IN BLACK AND WHITE) Actors Miles Teller (L) and Oprah Winfrey attend the 15th Annual AFI Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 9, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for AFI)
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"I couldn't breathe after the election," Oprah said. "I was expecting tension, awkwardness and strain. So, when I saw them sitting together, and I actually took a picture of the screen that said 'President-elect Trump honored to meet Obama'. President Obama was being so gracious, and 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."

She then said it was a "mistake" to tweet what she did.

"My mistake, and what I know to be true, you can never talk about everybody," she said. "Even in your arguments with your husband and your children. Don't talk about what you should do, what you ought to do, what everybody else should do, only speak for yourself."

The TV titan is close friends with the Obamas and helped campaign for the president during his first campaign in 2008.

Comedian Wanda Sykes also faced outrage as she made anti-Trump remarks during a performance at Boston's TD Garden Saturday night.

"I am certain this is not the first time we've elected a racist, sexist, homophobic president," Sykes said. "He's just the first confirmed one, that's it."

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People r angry. People r broke. They voted 4 change. I disagree but that is 🇺🇸. We can. ACCEPTANCE today. COURAGE,… https://t.co/K2zJzahOYZ
CONGRATULATIONS PRESIDENT TRUMP! @realDonaldTrump against all odds ..against the establishment and even against most from the GOP..U did it!
I'll tell U who I wouldn't want to be right now..1 of the many GOP primary candidates who pledged to support the GOP candidate & didn't 😱😁😁
Retweet if you want a recount
The easy thing is to keep your head down & let the bullies run amok. The right thing to do is to challenge racism,… https://t.co/at9IqBxVmM
A New Fire Is Lit 🔥 We Never Give Up. 🔥We Never Give In' 🇺🇸 https://t.co/CM4PAnR1nj
Just was watching the news... maybe they'll ask me to sing 'You Can't Always Get What You Want' at the inauguration, ha!
Oh wait, this is rigged, right??
Goodnight, America. There are no more words. Just goodnight.
world will never be the same. I feel Sad for the young.🚽will never be more than the toilet, I’ve used as a symbol 4 Him. U Can’t Polish 💩
IMBECILE GARY JOHNSON BRINGS DOWN🌍BECAUSE OF NARCISSISM & IGNORANCE ‼️JILL YOURE WORTHLESS ‼️WELD U COULD HAVE SAVED US,WHY DIDNT YOU😥
Omg.
https://t.co/a4K0k3Xrzj
When do we start googling "What is Brexit?"
Welp! I'm going home early cause I don't know wtf is happening! I want to be near my weapons cause it's gonna be crazy if he wins! Lol
This is literally like a reality show
Um, America?
.@realDonaldTrump NACHO it is w/great shame that we 👀 your party of hate replace that of progress -this is an indignity to 🇺🇸 DON'T CALL ME
well this is utterly terrifying
someone give me hope
America, we are way too comfortable with racism, misogyny, and bigotry. I'm profoundly disappointed in us as a nation.
A true American Horror Story
We are staring into the face of our darkest self America. Why does it have to have a dyed combover??
Congratulations @realDonaldTrump for your stunning victory over your opponent! Looking forward to making AMERICA great again!
God is moving ..... & America is speaking !! PTL @realdonaldtrump @KellyannePolls #MakeAmericaGreatAgain… https://t.co/omNoa3q12G
5 steps forward. 10 steps back.
How do we explain this to future generations of women? And minorities? #weshouldbeashamedofourselves
Where is #OliviaPope when you need her?
F*ck that. I love this country, and there's more work to do than ever. (No offense Canada) https://t.co/u9aHY1Zho4
Congrats @CNN, @msncb, @FoxNews & all the b'cast etworks. You wanted a white-knuckle story. You got one. With a sad ending. #ElectionNight
We're all living @drunkhistory in real time. #Election2016
I'm taking tonight to grieve for minorities, women, immigrants, muslims & the LGBTQ community but tomorrow I'm waking up ready to fight.
Looking for a great realtor in Canada.
In other related news: Flights to Canada are really cheap
This is terrifying. Straight up terrifying. #ElectionNight
You are not alone. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. https://t.co/l5TuVHWLlN
A New Fire Is Lit 🔥 We Never Give Up. 🔥We Never Give In' 🇺🇸 https://t.co/CM4PAnR1nj
I want to quit life.
We Had One Job.
Theme for 2020: MAKE THE WHITE HOUSE GREAT AGAIN
❤️🇺🇸I want to live in a #CountryOfKindness where #LoveTrumpsHate https://t.co/Eni145YgW1
Awareness, Acceptance, Action. I am saying this acceptance prayer to myself as I fall asleep tonight. #ElectionNight https://t.co/DdRywDdHFm
I went to sleep early. Woke up to this. To my fellow humans outside of the US. We don't want this. And we are heartbroken.
Do not sit still. Do not weep. MOVE. We are not a nation that will let HATE lead us.
I feel like America just sent in our tuition check for Trump University.
I'm an American citizen First. Last. Always.
You know what we do now? We finish building what we started and we FIGHT BACK! Lift your heads up brothers and sisters.
Anyone wanna build a snowman?
Um, America?
Go through all stages tonight. You are allowed to feel however you like. Take stock of your heart. See you tomorrow. We are all still here.
My condolences to the President and First Lady. We will keep aiming high. We may not have you honored you this time, but we will honor you.
I will not kneel. I will continue to fight for equality. I will spread love. I will be a warrior of education & kindness. I will NOT kneel.
I can't sleep. What is this nightmare we have to face? How could we allow this to happen? What does America represent anymore?
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Her comments were met with thunderous boos which had the 52-year-old comic reportedly give the finger to the audience and shout: "f*** you, mother***er, f*** all of y'all."

Sykes has not yet commented on the matter.

Comedian Dave Chappelle gained praise for his opening monologue on Saturday Night Livewhen he told the crowd: "In that spirit, I'm wishing Donald Trump luck and I'm going to give him a chance. And we, the historically disenfranchised, demand that he give us one, too."

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The reclusive comedian returned to television for the first time in more than a decade and instead of cracking jokes during his monologue, he seized the moment to discuss the feeling of many left disenfranchised by the results of the election.

"I didn't know Donald Trump was gonna win the election," he said. "I did suspect it."

Thousands of Los Angeles high schools students walked out of class Monday to protest Trump's victory, marking the sixth day of protests around the nation since he was elected.

Watch: Donald Trump Asks His Supporters Not to Attack Minorities: 'Stop It'


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