On Sunday evening, NBC tweeted a gif of Oprah and called her “our future president”, which quickly caught on with liberals on social media.
Donald Trump Jr. responded quickly, saying that “in case anyone had any doubts about where the media stands this should take care of it.”
He continued, “the bias against @realDonaldTrump is now so obvious they have simply given up hiding it. Can you trust anything they say at this point? Americans see the truth in job #s in their wallets.”
Here’s the tweet:
In case anyone had any doubts about where the media stands this should take care of it. The bias against @realDonaldTrump is now so obvious they have simply given up hiding it.
Can you trust anything they say at this point?
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 8, 2018
NBC deleted the tweet not long after Donald Jr. responded to it.
The network faced some backlash on Monday morning after the tweet was posted.
Many defaulted to wondering aloud whether NBC planned to make Oprah president of the network.
Here’s a few responses (via The Hill):
When NBC tweeted Oprah pic with 'Nothing but respect for OUR future president,' did it mean she should be president of NBC? Of the United States? Of something else? All-caps OUR kind of confusing… https://t.co/Q3TDMAmKRz pic.twitter.com/2uKUBKnQ5O
— Byron York (@ByronYork) January 8, 2018
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) January 8, 2018
Oprah is taking over NBC? https://t.co/09cqLzDlmq
— Eli Lake (@EliLake) January 8, 2018
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) January 8, 2018
— Joe Pags Pagliarulo (@JoeTalkShow) January 8, 2018
I have watched every episode of the Oprah show in history, I credit her with saving my life, there is no bigger fan…so I feel I have some moral authority when I say that this is a strange tweet for a broadcast network. https://t.co/bH0pczGPtY
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) January 8, 2018
OPRAH 2020? NBC and Hollywood elites push ‘Oprah Winfrey for President’ after her Golden Globes speech pic.twitter.com/lctpqj2pu9
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) January 8, 2018
This tweet puts every reporter at NBC in a bad spot. Foolish thing for them to do. But at least now they are open about their bias. https://t.co/tIQtBodRkS
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) January 8, 2018