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Just when you thought it was safe to go back on Twitter...
One of the verified superstars of the social media platform, with over one million followers, is Rosie O'Donnell aka @Rosie. She's been on quite the tear: About Barron Trump, Kathy Griffin's firing at CNN, and about life in general.
The Hollywood actress and former co-host of “The View” definitely contributes to the “unique” feel of Twitter, where famous opinionators launch fiery rage tweets that often get viewed the most (unless you're conservative, then you're just censored).
On Wednesday, Rosie unleashed her inner Kraken amidst the fallout of the Trump-beheading photo stunt. Apparently, Kathy Griffin trolling Americans on Twitter had gotten too boring for the shock-comedienne, and she too wanted something more in-your-face. It backfired.
Rosie didn't get the hint. Mystified some people were bridling at the bloody, ISIS-style depiction of their president's head cut off, she proceeded to lash out about a story where 11-year-old Barron Trump had seen the photo on television and was mortified it might actually be his dad.
The story was mentioned by Liz Wheeler, who added her “heart is broken”:
That was enough of that, as far as O'Donnell was concerned. She responded:
That wasn't all she had to say about Barron Trump, however.
“Yes,” she tacked on to a retweet:
“Since Trump brought it up, did Barron Trump see: 1. His father brag about sexual assault? 2. His father get endorsed by the KKK?”
Of course, Rosie O'Donnell and Donald Trump have a history of public disputes.
During an infamous exchange at the presidential debate with Megyn Kelly, then-candidate Trump directed a clarification of his remarks about calling women “fat pigs,” saying, “Only Rosie O'Donnell.” And of course, Rosie O'Donnell previously apologized to Melania Trump for speculating on Barron Trump having a mental disorder that impacts many families.
It's generally considered very poor taste to intermingle comments about political rivals' children, however, especially if one is a Republican.
O'Donnell also obviously believed the aforementioned Barron Trump story to be a hoax, among a series of highly charged responses and retweets (caution: strong language):
“I highly doubt Barron even saw it. His statement was #fakenews in order to generate more sympathy from his moronic followers,” @jenk264 tweeted, and Rosie O'Donnell retweeted.
Jake Tapper wasn't spared her fury, either. O'Donnell unleashed a 140-character ALL CAPS screed against the CNN host that was only missing a “covfefe” thrown in for good measure:
She was referring to Tapper's denunciation of the Kathy Griffin Trump-beheading stunt, which the comedian later apologized for.
Both Rosie O'Donnell and Kathy Griffin are living examples that one can be rich and famous, but you can't buy class.
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