Donald Trump slams Rosie O'Donnell during Republican presidential debate
TV personality, multi-billionaire and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump dinged Rosie O’Donnell during Thursday night’s GOP Primary debate.
Debate moderator Megyn Kelly, of Fox News, questioned whether Trump’s unpolished public persona and lack of filter was fitting of a presidential candidate — specifically when it comes to his comments on women.
“You’ve called women you don’t like ‘fat pigs,’ ‘dogs,’ ‘slobs,’ and ‘disgusting animals’ —” Kelly said before Trump cut her off.
“Only Rosie O’Donnell,” he quipped, and then thanked the cheering audience at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
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When the crowd died down, Kelly continued, “for the record, it was well beyond Rosie O’Donnell. Your Twitter account has several disparaging comments about women’s looks. You once told a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice it would be a pretty picture to see her on her knees. Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president, and how will you answer the charge from Hillary Clinton, who is likely to be the Democratic nominee, that you are part of the war on woman?”
Trump skirted the question, saying, “I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct. I’ve been challenged by so many people and I don’t frankly have time for total political correctness.” After some comments about China and Mexico, he added, “And frankly, what I say — and oftentimes it’s fun, it’s kidding, we have a good time — what I say is what I say. And honestly, Megyn, if you don’t like it, I’m sorry. I’ve been very nice to you, and I could probably not be based on the way you’ve treated me, but I wouldn’t do that.”
O’Donnell took the high road on Twitter, responding, “try explaining that 2 ur kids.”
Not such a good time after all.