Who’s ready for another round? Rosie O’Donnell reignited her feud with Donald Trump, calling the presumptive Republican presidential nominee an “orange slug” on the Sunday, June 26, episode of Alec Baldwin’s new game show, Match Game.
In case you’re unfamiliar with the premise of Match Game (which is a reboot of the iconic ABC series from the '70s), celebrity contestants are asked to fill in the blank of a sentence.
When O’Donnell, 54, was asked to complete the sentence, “[Donald Trump has invented] a new Olympic event he thinks he can win. It’s a contest to see who can BLANK the most times in 60 seconds,” the comedienne could not think of a word to use. Instead, she confirmed that her longstanding feud with the ex-Celebrity Apprentice host, 70, has not been squashed.
As the other stars — including Debra Messing, Sutton Foster and Tituss Burgess, among others — wrote down their answers, O’Donnell quipped, “You know my feelings on that orange slug!”
As previously reported, the former talk show host and Trump have harbored bad blood for each other since December 2006. At the time, the business magnate, who once used to oversee the Miss USA Pageant, decided not to strip Miss USA Tara Conner of her title despite revelations of alleged drug use and underage drinking.
O’Donnell, who was a cohost on The View at the time, publicly criticized Trump’s failure to fire Conner. On the show, she also claimed that the real estate tycoon went bankrupt (which Trump still denies to this day) and said he is "not a self-made man" but a "snake-oil salesman on Little House On The Prairie."
She even took aim at his multiple marriages. "[He] left the first wife [Ivana] — had an affair,” O’Donnell spewed. “[He] had kids both times, but he's the moral compass for 20-year-olds in America. Donald, sit and spin, my friend."
In response, Trump called the A League of Their Own actress a “real loser” and “a woman out of control.”
Years later, the two picked up where they left off. In 2014, Trump tweeted, "Rosie is crude, rude, obnoxious and dumb — other than that I like her very much!"
And then, during a GOP debate in August 2015, he slammed O’Donnell again, and boasted that she is the “only” woman he’s ever called “a fat pig.”
O'Donnell did not respond directly to the insult, but tweeted soon after, writing simply, "try explaining that 2 ur kids."
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