In a brand new interview with W mag, Rosie O’Donnell spread out about how she felt the day after Donald Trump was once elected president.
On election evening, O’Donnell was once in Boston filming her new display “SMILF,” and he or she admitted she was once in just right spirits, making jokes with the solid and workforce. When the effects had been introduced, regardless that, she stated she didn’t really feel ready in any respect.
“I remember that night before they were announcing who had won, I saw the Trump children with their children on TV, and they were on an Instagram or something,” she stated. “They were taking a video going, ‘Grandpa’s gonna be the president!’ I literally felt such sorrow inside of me that these people were so deluded. What were they doing with this child to tell the baby their grandfather’s going to be president? He’s not going to be president! Are you out of your minds? Cut to … right? I was completely unprepared.”
For O’Donnell, it felt private.
“Because unbeknownst to me, for reasons I can’t really still figure out, he was allowed with impunity to brutally assault me and my character for a decade,” she stated, referencing her longstanding public feud with POTUS. “No one ― not the National Organization For Women, not Gloria Steinem, no one ― stood up and said, ‘What the hell are you doing?’”
For the previous 10 years, the 2 have exchanged numerous barbs on social media, with neither letting up. The social media feud has been traced again to 2006, when O’Donnell criticized Trump on “The View,” pronouncing he was once “not a self-made man” however as a substitute a “snake-oil salesman.” In reaction, Trump threatened to sue the comic and referred to as her “fat” and “a real loser.”
“There’s no one that he won’t attack or debase,” O’Donnell endured. “When it was once simplest me in that area, it was once an overly lonely, remoted and miserable position to be. Even regardless that [people say], ‘Oh you started it,’ smartly I in reality informed the reality about him on a display the place my activity was once to discuss popular culture [Laughs].”
The former communicate display host went directly to listing a number of the many of us Trump has insulted on-line, together with Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) and Myeshia Johnson, spouse of the U.S. soldier killed in Niger.
“He has a dubious moral character,” O’Donnell stated.
The interview with W, O’Donnell famous, is one in every of her first since Trump was once elected, as she stated it’s taken her “a full year” to let the truth sink in.
“It’s taken a year for me to get my equilibrium back, to come back up to the surface, to really go, ‘Okay, every Monday is the hope that this is the last week’ — and every Friday is a devastation,” she stated.
She endured: “There are people who tell me, ‘Oh it’s going to be another year, another two years,’ and I seriously worry whether I personally will be able to live through [his presidency] and whether the nation will be able to live through it and survive. It’s a terrifying concept, on the brink of nuclear war with a madman in charge. And the ineptitude ― the impotence of people who should be able to stop him claiming they can’t ― is absolutely infuriating.”
You can learn O’Donnell’s complete interview at W mag.