Rosie O’Donnell said it would never happen—but she was wrong. The former View co-host, who has been embroiled in a long feud with Donald Trump, is clearly in shock now that he has been elected as the 45th President of the United States.
The usually vocal Rosie has been mostly quiet since Trump’s win was announced, but in response to a fan who expressed concern for her on Wednesday morning, O’Donnell wrote: “I am not scared – I am sad – for all of us – for humanity.”
i am not scared - i am sad - for all of us - for humanity - @TBoneisT360— Rosie (@Rosie) November 9, 2016
Later in the day, O’Donnell wrote; “God help us all” in response to a Twitter user’s comment that the new president-elect is “a dangerous, unethical white supremacist billionaire.”
Rosie O’ Donnell jumped the gun on election day when she shared Cher’s post about her 90-year-old mother living long enough to see a woman become president. Rosie wrote that it would indeed be a “historic night.”
It’s obvious that Rosie never dreamed that the election would turn out this way. Rosie O’Donnell previously took to Twitter to declare that Donald Trump would never be president. And while O’Donnell would not say what she and her five kids would do if the real estate mogul somehow managed to get voted into the White House, in an interview with Entertainment Tonight she stuck with her prediction: “He will never be president.”
Rosie’s feud with the Donald goes back to her View days when she described him as “the snake oil salesman” from Little House on the Prairie. In return, Trump predicted Rosie’s second stint on The View would be a massive failure, calling her a “loser.”
And it got worse. When moderator Megyn Kelly called Trump out for his “disparaging remarks against women” in the GOP debate last summer (“fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals” were some of the examples Kelly used), the future president stated that the only person he ever called those names was Rosie O’Donnell.
During the first presidential debate, when Hillary Clinton accused her opponent of sexism, saying, “This is a man who has called women pigs, slobs, and dogs,” Trump explained that his remarks were directed at Rosie O’Donnell, but he did not apologize for anything he has said about the former talk show host. In fact, he said everyone agrees with him when it comes to Rosie.
“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. “I said very tough things to her and I think everybody would agree she deserves it and nobody feels sorry for her.”
Last fall, Rosie O’Donnell described her nemesis’s presidential campaign as “a nightmare.” While she probably never imagined that Trump could actually win the presidency, now it seems that Rosie’s biggest nightmare has come true. The backlash has already begun, and Rosie O’Donnell retweeted several hateful messages directed at her, further punctuating the hate this election has brought out in people.
Of course, Rosie O’Donnell is not the only celebrity in mourning over the election results. Music superstar Cher, who has been an avid supporter of Hillary Clinton, wrote that “the world will never be the same” and that she is sad for the youth of America.
world will never be the same. I feel Sad for the young.????will never be more than the toilet, I’ve used as a symbol 4 Him.— Cher (@cher) November 9, 2016
U Can’t Polish ????
Rosie O’Donnell’s former View co-star Whoopi Goldberg also made her feelings on the election results known by retweeting a post about how somber the year 2016 has been with the loss of David Bowie, Prince, Gene Wilder, Muhammad Ali, and now the United States all in the same year.
2016. We've lost Bowie, Prince, Gene Wilder, Muhammad Ali and the United States all in the same year. #ElectionNight— Crutnacker (@Crutnacker) November 9, 2016
In addition to Rosie O’Donnell, many other celebrities hit social media to mourn the election results. Pop singer Miley Cyrus broke down in tears in a message to fans.
Rosie’s good friend Madonna tried to stay positive writing that “a new fire is lit” and that Americans should never give up.
A New Fire Is Lit ???? We Never Give Up. ????We Never Give In' ???????? pic.twitter.com/CM4PAnR1nj— Madonna (@Madonna) November 9, 2016
Donald Trump didn't win!— Lady Gaga (@KingLadyGaga) November 9, 2016
Homophobia and transphobia won.
My condolences to the President and First Lady. We will keep aiming high. We may not have you honored you this time, but we will honor you.— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) November 9, 2016
I am just absolutely beside myself right now. I can't believe the way this thing has turned. Trying to remain hopeful but geeez louise.— Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore) November 9, 2016
Donald Trump has given me, who is 94, the deep desire & will to live to 98 so I can vote for whoever runs against him.— carl reiner (@carlreiner) November 9, 2016
Ain't nowhere to go from here but President Kim Kardashian.— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) November 9, 2016
Hold your loved ones close tonight. Let 'em feel it. Get some sleep. Back at it tomorrow. Love has a longer wick than hate & fear.— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 9, 2016
Take a look at the video below to see Rosie O’Donnell talking about Donald Trump.
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