Oprah Winfrey Faces Backlash About Her Comments Following Donald Trump's Win

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Some Twitter users took issue with her comment, "Everybody take a deep breath!"

While speaking to the Associated Press on Thursday, Oprah Winfrey admitted that she was in disbelief over Donald Trump's win and Hillary Clinton's shocking defeat on Tuesday.

But the media mogul was seemingly so impressed by the president-elect's meeting with President Barack Obama that her feelings took a different turn, as she tweeted, "Everybody take a deep breath! Hope Lives!"

Winfrey went on to explain the reasoning behind her optimism: "I could sense, maybe I'm wrong, but I could sense from Donald Trump's body language even when he came out for the acceptance speech, that brotha has been humbled by this world thing."

Winfrey's comments have not been received well online, as several people, including Patton Oswalt (who tweeted "Oprah what the f—? This is not one of my favorite things") and W. Kamau Bell, have taken to Twitter to express their disappointment in Winfrey's new point of view. Many Winfrey followers responded to her comments, which were understood by several people as tone-deaf or condescending.

See some of the reactions below.

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