It’s been a while, but former actress Rosie O’Donnell has broken her self-imposed silence about President Trump in her most recent interview.
According to The Washington Times, O’Donnell says she’s been doing some soul searching and engaging in “a lot of therapy” recently. O’Donnell stated it’s all because she’s been struggling with President Trump’s election in November. “It was a severe shock to my entire essence and my beliefs in the order in the world,” she said.
O’Donnell alleges that seeing Mr. Trump, who she views as an abuser, become president has caused her to experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). “And to think that the man who had abused me so viciously and with impunity for over a decade was now running the country,” she declared.
She went on to claim that the shock of President Trump winning the election made her unable to do her job on the show “SMILF” since shooting began immediately after the election.
O’Donnell claims that the therapy and soul-searching have helped her “cope” with the reality of a President Trump. “I did a lot of therapy, I wasn’t in shock in anymore; as much as I am devastated, disappointed, disheartened, and depressed by the reality of it, I wasn’t in pure panic mode like I was that day and that week,” O’Donnell said.
While it’s impossible to determine the validity of another person’s emotions, many consider O’Donnell’s claims to be a little dramatic. It’s also hard to sympathize with O’Donnell given the ugly feud she’s had with President Trump; a feud that evidence refutes as being one-sided.
According to CNN, the animosity between the two started in 2006. At the time, Mr. Trump was co-owner of the Miss USA pageant and O’Donnell was co-host of The View. Mr. Trump made a controversial decision to give Miss USA Tara Conner a second chance after it was discovered she was using drugs, drinking underage, and engaging in other scandalous activities.
Mr. Trump allowed her to keep her crown if she went to rehab, saying publicly, “I’ve always been a believer in second chances. Tara is a good person. Tara has tried hard. Tara is going to be given a second chance.”
O’Donnell severely criticized the decision, lashing out at Mr. Trump’s character, saying he wasn’t a “self-made man” but a “snake-oil salesman on Little House On The Prairie.” She went on castigating Mr. Trump by claiming his business went bankrupt and by attacking his multiple marriages.
Mr. Trump obviously took offense and lashed back, thus a feud between the two was born that has lasted for over a decade.
Granted, President Trump has said some things over the years to and about O’Donnell that could be deemed as inappropriate and there is no excusing that. But O’Donnell has hardly taken the moral high ground.
USA Today reports that in June, O’Donnell sent out a tweet linking to a game called “Push Trump Off A Cliff Again!” The game allowed players to push a button sending President Trump falling to his death off a cliff.
She even sent out an odd tweet speaking to the North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-un, with cat ears and what sounds like a helium-enhanced voice. The caption said, “we don’t #Resist #TrumpRussia.” In the video, she says, “Hi Mr. Kim Jong-un, sorry if I didn’t pronounce that right. Anyway Sir, um, our President Donald is a moron, don’t listen to him, we don’t.”
— ROSIE (@Rosie) August 11, 2017
It’s understandable that liberals, like O’Donnell, are upset with having Mr. Trump as President, given his success with the economy, his rolling back Obama-era regulations, and his generally dismissive attitude towards political correctness. But to be so mentally impacted by his election to require therapy to cope with it appears a bit extreme.
Rosie O’Donnell has broken her silence. Is it just for show?
After all, everyone on the Right had to suffer through the presidencies of left-leaning champions. Take Former President Obama for example. Conservatives had to cope with Mr. Obama’s DOJ settlement schemes, the Uranium One scandal, having Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, botching the Iran deal, Obamacare, cultivating the rise of ISIS, Benghazi and many other tragedies and disasters.
If conservatives could persevere through eight years of President Obama’s administration, liberals — and yes, even Rosie O’Donnell — can endure having Mr. Trump as president.