Donald Trump & Rosie O’Donnell’s Feud Continues As She Backs This Candidate For President in 2020

Throughout history, there have been many notable pairings of enemies. Caesar and Brutus, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, Taylor Swift and the Kardashian/Wests all come to mind. But one that some may forget about is the feud between Donald Trump and Rosie O’Donnell, which dates back to long before he was in the White House. Nothing has changed, and now, she’s chosen who she thinks will defeat him in 2020.

O’Donnell recounts how the feud began

In 2017, O’Donnell revealed how her feud with Trump started. She told Seth Meyers on Late Night that it had been going on for “over a decade.” This was during her first stint on The View. After Miss USA 2006 Tara Conner was photographed at a nightclub drinking, doing drugs, and kissing another pageant queen, Trump (who then owned the right to the pageant), called a press conference and forgave her.

On her show, which aired after the press conference, O’Donnell spoke about this. “I’m like ‘What, is he the pimp and she’s the prostitute?’ Who is he? He’s the moral arbiter of 20-year-old behavior now, right?” She then shared some facts about Trump’s past bankruptcies and other scandals, which she said made him “bat s*** crazy.” Thus began their feud.

The highlights of their feud over the years

Indeed, after Trump got wind of O’Donnell’s comments (which also included an unflattering impression of him), he decided to take her down publicly wherever he could. He did many interviews with, according to an excerpt from the book Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of The View, “one goal in mind: to viciously attack Rosie.”

Years later, their feud extended to the then-burgeoning social media platform, Twitter. The back and forth continued, with Trump dragging her name into speeches and debates time and time again, and insulting her personality, weight, and whatever else he could think of. O’Donnell primarily stuck to responding to his comments, but years later, she took it a step further.

Rosie O'Donnell addresses a protest against US President Donald Trump in front of the White House in Washington, DC, on August 6, 2018.
Rosie O’Donnell addresses a protest against US President Donald Trump in front of the White House in Washington, DC, on August 6, 2018. | Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

After Trump was elected, O’Donnell began to speak out in public about her enemy. Shortly after he took office, she took a trip down to D.C. to host a protest. She did so again in August 2018, with a group of Broadway performers, after Trump denied any Russian interference in the 2016 election, during the Kremlin Annex protests. 

Here’s what O’Donnell said about her 2020 election candidate

While speaking to host Andy Cohen on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live aftershow, O’Donnell showed off her t-shirt, which read “Warren 2020.” Cohen asked her if she was backing Elizabeth Warren, to which she replied, “Warren’s my choice.”

O’Donnell continued, “We need a leader. And she’s been leading. Every time she opens her mouth, she gets more respect because she has plans for everything. She knows what she’s doing and I think she knows how to handle that baby in the White House,” she said. We can definitely foresee these two women working together in the coming months.

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