October 19, 2018
Rosie O’Donnell said Thursday she was “physically sick” the night Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election and needed a year before she could come out in public again.
O’Donnell, with whom Trump has feuded publicly for years, reunited with her former “The View” co-host on “Deadline White House.” Wallace and former Republican flack Steve Schmidt bonded with O’Donnell—the comedian told Schmidt “I love you” at one point—over their mutual loathing of Trump in what amounted to a half-hour group therapy session on live television.
Along with Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, they discussed Democratic tactics in the midterms—a frustrated Wallace exclaimed Democrats should be more “bullish” about taking the U.S. Senate with Trump’s unpopularity—and eventually got around to how O’Donnell processed Trump’s stunning victory.
O’Donnell said Schmidt and Wallace gave her “comfort and hope” that Trump could be overcome.
This article was posted: Friday, October 19, 2018 at 6:14 am