Oprah Tells Morning Joe “I’m Feeling Great About Obama’s Leadership”

MSNBC’s Morning Joe spent the morning in Chicago, the city that’s home to both Oprah Winfrey and President Obama, and hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski had Oprah as a guest. Asked about the president, Winfrey said “I’m feeling great about Obama’s leadership. I feel that everybody has a learning curve, and the reason why I was willing to step up for him was I believed in his integrity and I believe in his heart.”

As for critics, Oprah says the job of a president–and the adjustment to presidential leadership–is a tough one. “I think everybody complaining ought to try it for awhile.”

Oprah, who says she’s voted all her life–for both Republicans and Democrats–had never really paid close attention to just how much criticism gets lobbed at politicians until she knew one personally. “I am surprised at the mood of the country,” she said. “I am surprised at the fact that we live in an era where it’s so easy for everybody to have a position of criticism.”

Watch it here, from MSNBC:

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