Celebs Scorn Oprah for Saying ‘Hope Lives’ After Trump Election: ‘Don’t You Dare’

Celebrities took to Twitter Friday and trashed talk show host Oprah Winfrey for saying President-elect Donald Trump and President Barack Obama’s White House meeting gave her “hope.”

“I just saw President-elect Trump with President Obama in the White House, and it gave me hope,” Winfrey told Entertainment Tonight. “To hear President-elect Trump say that he had respect for President Obama, it felt that he had reached a moment where he was actually humbled by that experience. To hear President Obama say that he has renewed confidence in the peaceful transition, I think everybody can take a deep breath.”

On Thursday, Oprah tweeted a photo of Trump and Obama with the caption “Everybody take a deep breath! !”:

Since his historic victory Tuesday, President-elect Trump has been the subject of violent protests across the country and a concerted celebrity-backed effort to persuade electoral college voters to vote for Hillary Clinton.

And, indeed, Winfrey’s positive remarks about Trump were met with outrage among her Hollywood counterparts, including comedians Patton Oswalt and  W. Kamau Bell:

Oprah was also panned by other social media users:

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