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Oprah responds to Donald Trump calling her 'insecure': 'I just thought...'

Gibson Johns

Oprah Winfrey is revealing how she responded to Donald Trump calling her "insecure."

During an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," which airs on Thursday, Winfrey opened up about Trump's attack on her panel discussion with 14 pro- and anti-Trump voters on Sunday's episode of "60 Minutes."

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"Just watched a very insecure Oprah Winfrey, who at one point I knew very well, interview a panel of people on '60 Minutes,'" Trump tweeted. "The questions were biased and slanted, the facts incorrect. Hope Oprah runs so she can be exposed and defeated just like all of the others!"

When DeGeneres asked about what she thought of the president's comments, Winfrey was almost dumbfounded.

"I woke up and I just thought," Winfrey said as she raised her hairs in the air. "I don't like giving negativity power, so I just thought, 'What?'"

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The "Wrinkle In Time" star revealed that she actually "went back and looked at the [episode] to see if there was any place that, that could be true" after reading Trump's tweets about her questions.

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"I went back and looked at every tape, I called the producers," Winfrey revealed. "Because what actually happened was when you do '60 Minutes,' you sit in a room with at least seven other people who critique the piece before you air it, before you do the introduction to it, and then they give you the critique. So, they critique every word and is this fair -- you have this whole panel of people looking at whether it was fair."

Oprah went on to reveal that she had a hand in the editing of the piece and went so far as to request that particular comments from her sit-down be added back into the final version of the segment.

"I had actually, the first time I saw it, I said there’s something missing here from the conversation," Winfrey added. "When I had asked the question of 'Do you think, do you care about what other people think about America?' and they only used the Democratic side. And I said, I remembered the guy Matt had said, 'No, we’re the only people that are worried what other countries are thinking of us.' And I said, 'I think you should go back and put that in because it makes it more balanced.'"

"I was working very hard to do the opposite of what I was hate tweeted about so, it’s okay," she finished.

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