President Trump called out Oprah Winfrey at his rally in Louisiana on Friday, saying the daytime talk queen was once his friend who liked the dessert served at his Mar-a-Lago estate.
Trump bragged to his supporters in Lake Charles on Friday that he helped Brian Kemp defeat Democrat Stacey Abrams in the Georgia gubernatorial race in November 2018.
‘She had Oprah,’ Trump said of Abrams, who was endorsed by Winfrey.
‘Oprah used to be really big friend of mine,’ the president said.
‘She used to go to Mar-a-Lago. She likes the key lime pie.’
‘Oprah would always be my first choice. … I’ll tell ya, she’s really a great woman, though.
‘She is a terrific woman. She’s somebody that’s very special.’
Trump has also posted numerous tweets in praise of Winfrey.
When Winfrey launched her own television network, Trump tweeted in April 2012: ‘Oprah will end up doing just fine with her network – she knows how to win.’
Trump also posted an image showing his family appearing on Winfrey’s show in 2011.
Winfrey and Trump were even photographed together ringside at a heavyweight boxing match in Atlantic City in 1988.
It was also reported that Winfrey convinced Trump to allow her to use Mar-a-Lago to host a birthday party for Maya Angelou, who turned 80 in 2008.
But the two have not been close since Winfrey publicly expressed her support for Barack Obama while Trump has made a career of criticizing the 44th president.