Rosie O’Donnell and Donald Trump have been feuding for years, but she finally managed to hurt his fluffy little feelings one last time on Twitter and he blocked her. And Rosie responded with a blistering tweet, which has picked up plenty of steam, with more than 3,400 retweets and 15,221 likes so far.
— ROSIE (@Rosie) July 24, 2017
This is typical of paper-skinned Trump. He’d rather silence detractors than argue with them. After all, if you silence your critics, you don’t have to provide any facts. And he has dictatorial tendencies which means blocking critics isn’t exactly new to him, The Washington Journal reports. By blocking O’Donnell, whom he has smeared on so many occasions, he’s merely showing that he is unable to tolerate any criticism.
But to be fair, the fireworks began when O’Donnell, co-hosting on The View in 2006, called Trump a “snake-oil salesman.” Trump retorted, saying:
“Rosie’s a loser. A real loser. I look forward to taking lots of money from my nice fat little Rosie.”
His insults took a nastier turn at the Republican debates during the campaign. One such debate was hosted by then-Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly. Trump used the opportunity to sling nasty insults at O’Donnell and Kelly.
During that particular debate, Kelly tried to ask him a question:
“One of the things people love about you is you speak your mind and you don’t use a politician’s filter. However, that is not without its downsides; in particular, when it comes to women. You’ve called women fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals —”
Trump retorted quickly:
“Only Rosie O’Donnell,”
He tried to slither out of this by suggesting she deserved this treatment, The Advocate reports:
“I said very tough things to her and I think everybody would agree she deserves it and nobody feels sorry for her.”
And sadly, this is typical behavior for a man who is supposed to be president of the U.S. Can you imagine Barack Obama behaving like this? If he did, the Republicans would lose their minds. But Trump repeatedly attacked Obama on Twitter and lit the fire of the ridiculous “birther” movement by insisting repeatedly that Obama was born in Kenya, despite the fact that there’s no proof for this.
This tweet is more straightforward:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2012
This one is combative and ridiculous:
Why are people upset w/ me over Pres Obama’s birth certificate?I got him to release it, or whatever it was, when nobody else could!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 22, 2013
The Advocate notes that Trump has used Twitter to smear Obama, Hillary Clinton, and most recently, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.).
Sleazy Adam Schiff, the totally biased Congressman looking into "Russia," spends all of his time on television pushing the Dem loss excuse!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2017
His attack on Schiff comes shortly after he savaged Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski, whom he tweeted was bleeding from the face due to plastic surgery.
This is a man who spends hours and hours on Twitter tearing people apart and perpetrating hate — dividing rich and poor, black and white, Muslim and Christian in a country where millions of people may lose their healthcare.
But all Trump seems to be able to do is whine on Twitter whenever he imagines someone has slighted him.
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