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President Trump's mortal enemy, Rosie O'Donnell, will speak at protest rally outside White House

The T.V. personality will hit back at the president who loves to take shots at her


Taylor Link
February 28, 2017 2:02AM (UTC)

Before President Donald Trump addresses Congress for the first time, comedian, actress and LGBT activist Rosie O'Donnell will speak at a rally held outside the White House. On Tuesday, O'Donell will join organizations like the ACLU, Food & Water Watch, MoveOn.org Civic Action, National Nurses United and many others to publicly counter Trump's agenda.

In a press release announcing the rally, advocacy groups declared they plan on sending a "clear message outside of Trump's front door." The name for the event is "A Resistance Address."

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During the election, Trump curiously used his platform and vast airtime to mock O'Donell. In the first presidential debate, Trump said he was justified in calling O'Donell a "pig."

"Hillary is hitting me with tremendous commercials. Some of it I said in entertainment, some of it said to somebody who has been very vicious to me, Rosie O'Donnell," Trump said at the time. "I said very tough things to her and I think everybody would agree she deserves it and nobody feels sorry for her."

O'Donnell returned fire on Trump, tweeting after the debate that "he will never be president" and called on her followers to "shame the Donald."

Their feud appears to have started back in 2006, according to a review by CNN, when O'Donell criticized Trump for his inherited wealth. She called him a "snake-oil salesman" and "not a self-made man." Trump, always sensitive to potshots taken against him, didn't publicly humiliate O'Donnell until 2011, after she announced her engagement to then-girlfriend Michelle Rounds. Trump tweeted that O'Donnell was a loser. They've been enemies ever since.


Taylor Link

Taylor Link is an assistant editor at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @taylorlink_

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