Rosie on Trump: “He was allowed with impunity to brutally assault me and my character”
When Donald Trump viciously attacked Rosie O’Donnell more than a decade ago for remarks she made about him on The View, I knew all I ever needed to know about this man.
He went on The Insider I believe and called Rosie a slob and said he’s sue her. I remember thinking he was vile and petty.
As president, we are seeing him react to numerous other people who dare criticize him publicly.
Rosie, an an interview with W Magazine, reflects on being attacked by Trump back then and several times since then.
Here is an excerpt:
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. No one—not the National Organization For Women, not Gloria Steinem, no one—stood up and said, “What the hell are you doing?” It was laughed about. Oh, “Rosie O’Donnell and Megyn Kelly, ha ha ha, let him in, would bring him out”… watching him do the “Destroy Rosie O’Donnell” charade in the same way that he’s been trying to destroy the character of everyone, from Representative [Frederica] Wilson to the wife of the Marine that was killed in Niger, all these things. He’s debasing the character of James Comey. There’s no one that he won’t attack or debase. When it was only me in that arena, it was a very lonely, isolated and depressing place to be. Even though [people say], “Oh you started it,” well I actually told the truth about him on a show where my job was to talk about pop culture [Laughs.]. What I said, he’s threatened to sue me, and you can’t sue someone if they tell the truth, right? What’s the truth? He was bankrupt four times, he got his money from his father, he never pays his contractors. He has a dubious moral character. These are things that were not hard to find, yet the media refused to print them a decade ago. And when he started to run, they all went in their turtle shells and acted like they had no idea that this was the essence of this man, when had they only turned on Wikipedia, they could have found out everything that we now know is fact. And we wouldn’t have him as president if they had done their jobs.