2011 Summer TCA Tour - Day 3

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Rosie O'Donnell hasn't given an interview to the media since President Donald Trump took office. But that hasn't changed her constant criticism and comments about the president.

While most of her attacks have been done from her Twitter account, she's now opened up in an interview with W Magazine. O'Donnell explained the reason she hasn't made any appearances since the president's victory.

“I haven’t done any interviews since he’s been elected. Today’s the first day of doing interviews,” O'Donnell said. “I haven’t been on television doing interviews since he’s been elected, so when I do the press for this show that will be the first time, and it has taken me a full year to integrate the reality of him being a president in a way that I don’t come across as either so full of rage that no one can hear my words, or so sad that I can’t articulate the level of pain.”

“It’s taken a year for me to get my equilibrium back, to come back up to the surface, to really go, 'Okay, every Monday is the hope that this is the last week' — and every Friday is a devastation.”

The Hollywood comedian then made quite the head-turning comment about how she sees the future with Trump in office.

O'Donnell said:

There are people who tell me, "Oh it’s going to be another year, another two years," and I seriously worry whether I personally will be able to live through [his presidency] and whether the nation will be able to live through it and survive.

She talked about how Trump tried to “destroy” her character and brought up Niger. As she did, though, O'Donnell made a glaring error in her knowledge of the issue — one that shows how disconnected Hollywood is from the tragedy.

“It was laughed about. Oh, 'Rosie O’Donnell and Megyn Kelly, ha ha ha, let him in, would bring him out'... watching him do the 'Destroy Rosie O’Donnell' charade in the same way that he’s been trying to destroy the character of everyone, from Representative [Frederica] Wilson to the wife of the Marine that was killed in Niger, all these things.”

The problem with O'Donnell's comment is that Sgt. La David Johnson was not a Marine, he was a soldier in the U.S. Army, as were the other three fallen soldiers in Niger.

As for Trump, the last thing he said about O'Donnell was in May 2016.

“It was Rosie O'Donnell who ate the cake in the vicious Hillary commercial about me, not Crooked Hillary!” he tweeted.

Whether or not Trump will respond to the Hollywood comedian's first interview since his victory, time will tell.

Please note: This is a commentary piece. The views and opinions expressed within it are those of the author only and do not necessarily reflect the editorial opinion of IJR.

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