Rosie O'Donnell: 'I can't go out because of my Trump criticisms'

19th May 17 | Entertainment News

Rosie O'Donnell has only been out in public twice since U.S. President Donald Trump was elected because his supporters hound her for opposing him.

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The comedienne and former host of The Apprentice have been at loggerheads for years, with their feud dating back more than a decade. It stemmed from Trump's decision not fire then Miss USA Tara Conner in 2006 after stories emerged of her alleged drug and underage alcohol use. He was the owner of the beauty pageant franchise at the time.

Since then they've continually taken public swipes at each other, though they called a semi-truce in 2012 after O'Donnell suffered a heart attack. Their disagreements returned when Trump announced his intention to run for President, with O'Donnell frequently voicing her hatred of the politician.

O'Donnell's outspoken slams of Trump haven't made life easy for her or her family though, with the television personality admitting she has had to curb her public outings because of the amount of criticism she gets from devout Trump supporters.

"This is the second time I've been in public since he's been elected because I go to the mall sometimes and Trump people go, 'Hey f **k you'... The boys in public school in New Jersey said to my 14-year-old daughter the next day, 'Tell your mom I'm gonna grab your p**sy'," O'Donnell revealed during an appearance at John Fugelsang's WTF Donny comedy show at Caroline's in New York on Wednesday (17May17).

"It has affected my entire life and my entire family for a tremendous amount of years - over a decade."

O'Donnell's dislike of Trump doesn't extend to his relatives, with the comedienne encouraging people to be sympathetic towards Trump's daughter Ivanka.

"The next time you or I want to make fun of Ivanka, I want you to carefully think - with compassion - about what (she) had to do to survive - being favourited by that cult leader who has the power to fool a nation, and she was his chosen child," O'Donnell said. "It is not a fun, healthy or recoverable place to be."

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