Rosie O'Donnell Responds to Donald Trump's Diss During Republican Debate

by Emily Krauser 7:05 PM PDT, August 06, 2015
Playing Rosie O'Donnell Responds to Donald Trump's Diss During Republican Debate

During the Republican debate Thursday night in Ohio, moderator Megyn Kelly called nominee Donald Trump out for misogynistic comments he's made in the past, which included referring to calling women fat pigs and slobs.

Before Kelly could get to her full question, Trump quipped, "Only Rosie O'Donnell."

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As laughter died down from the crowd, Kelly pointed out that "for the record, it was well beyond Rosie O'Donnell," to which Trump snickered back, "Yes, I'm sure it was."

So Trump managed to not answer the moderator's question about being disparaging towards women with a disparaging joke.

Kelly continued on, pointing out that Trump has posted negative comments about women's looks on Twitter and has made similar statements on his reality show, Celebrity Apprentice, but the damage had already been done.

According to Trump, all of this just proves that America is too politically correct. "I've been challenged by so many people and I don't frankly have time for total political correctness, and to be honest with you, this country doesn’t have time either," Trump said during the debate.

He never actually answered Kelly's question on if his previous comments were the type of responses fitting for a potential future president, but that's probably because he thought his Rosie joke was a mic drop.

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Despite being at the Broadway premiere of the musical Hamilton, O'Donnell responded quickly. "Try explaining that 2 ur kids," she wrote on Twitter, less than 20 minutes after Trump's initial comments.

O'Donnell didn't go into depth about Trump's comments, but there's always time for that.

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