Oprah Winfrey told the BBC that she believes President Obama is disrespected by some Americans because he is black.
Winfrey was being interviewed today in the UK about her film "The Butler" when she was asked about Obama being disrespected based on the color of his skin, noted Mediaite.com (video below).
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"Has it ever crossed my mind?" Winfrey began. "It's crossed my mind probably as many times as it has crossed yours. Probably it’s crossed my mind more than it’s crossed your mind.”
“Just the level of disrespect,” added Winfrey. "When the Senator yelled out, 'You're a liar.' Remember that? Yeah, I think there's a level of disrespect for the office that occurs in some cases and even many cases because he is African-American."
Not surprisingly, Rush Limbaugh attacked Winfrey by claiming that her success nullifies any possibly racism that could have ever be directed at President Obama, reports TheBlaze.com (audio below).
“If black people in this country are so mistreated and so disrespected, how in the name of Sam Hill did you happen?” said Limbaugh. “If there’s a level of disrespect simply because he’s black, then how Oprah have you managed to become the–at one time–most popular, and certainly wealthiest television personality? How does that happen?”