Rosie O'Donnell: Donald Trump's Megyn Kelly remarks part of 'a war on women'
In response to Donald Trump’s controversial remarks about Megyn Kelly following the GOP debate, Rosie O’Donnell came out in defense of the Fox News anchor and all womankind.
The comedienne and The View co-host commented on the matter with SiriusXM’s “Just Jenny.” “Bigger than any specific people, there is a war on women that is happening in this country,” she said. “Women fought for equality in this country, and right now, politically, it’s being taken away from us.”
O’Donnell referenced Kiran Gandhi, the woman who ran the London Marathon without a tampon to raise awareness about women who don’t have access to feminine hygiene products. “Why do you think she did that?,” she asked. “When Fox anchors are being accused of being hormonal and ashamed because they have their period…Then that woman [Gandhi] does that. Why do you think she does that stuff? You don’t think she did that to say, ‘F— you a–hole?!’”
After calling for an end to “period talk,” she added, “I’d like to take my period blood that I no longer have and write, ‘You’re all a–holes.’ I’d like to smear it all over some people’s faces.” You can listen to audio of her comments from “Just Jenny” in the player below.
During the GOP Debate, Kelly questioned Trump about sexist comments he made in the past. “You’ve called women you don’t like ‘fat pigs,’ ‘dogs,’ ‘slobs,’ and ‘disgusting animals’…” The presidential candidate cut her off to reply, “Only Rosie O’Donnell.” Once the crowd died down, Kelly continued, “For the record, it was well beyond Rosie O’Donnell.”
Trump later told CNN, “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever.” These comments got Trump in hot water with Republican pundit Erik Erickson, who rescinded the candidate’s invite to the annual conservative RedState Gathering.
In the midst of all of this was O’Donnell responding on Twitter to Trump’s crack during the debate: “Try explaining that 2 ur kids.”