When Donald Trump decided to mention Rosie O’Donnell by name in the Monday night’s first presidential debate, he must have realized the out lesbian mom and comedian would not let that pass without a retort of some kind.
And retort she did.
Trump was responding to a statement by Hillary Clinton about his misogynist comments about women when he said, “Rosie O’Donnell, I said very tough things to her, and I think everybody would agree that she deserves it and nobody feels sorry for her.”
But not everybody agreed, and the only ones sorry might be the Trump campaign, as O’Donnell and supporters reminded everybody on social media about the longstanding feud between the GOP nominee from Queens and his bitter rival from Long Island.
And Rosie’s friends rushed to her defense, including Madonna:
— Madonna (@Madonna) September 27, 2016
Her former cohosts at The View:
— The View (@TheView) September 27, 2016
And the Twitterverse rallied ’round Rosie, too:
Can I just mention that the subject of whether or not Rosie O'Donnell deserved criticism, was part of a presidential debate?
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) September 27, 2016
America needs a President who can finally put Rosie O'Donnell in her place.
— Funny Or Die (@funnyordie) September 27, 2016
Your closing statements, please.
CLINTON: I killed Bin Laden.
TRUMP: I told Rosie O'Donnell what's what.#Debates2016
— Kibblesmith ☃️ (@kibblesmith) September 27, 2016
Trump is holding onto the The View's 2006-2007 season more than any gay millennial I know & I know A LOT of gay millennials. Too many really
— Jeffery Self (@JefferySelf) September 27, 2016