While President Donald Trump was delivering his Joint Address to Congress on Feb. 28, his longtime nemesis was outside the White House delivering a speech of her own.
Rosie O'Donnell spoke to an organized protest in Lafayette Park, billed as "A Resistance Address: Defending American Values in a Time of Moral Crisis," reports KTLA. The rally was organized by Hip Hop Caucus, VoteVets, NARAL Pro-Choice America, the ACLU and other progressive advocacy groups.
In her speech, O'Donnell did not mince words, addressing it: "To Donald Trump and his pathetic band of white, privileged criminal businessmen…"
Making fun of Trump's allegedly inflated estimation of his inauguration attendance, she referred to the few hundred protesters assembled in front of her at Lafayette Park as a "crowd of 1.8 million." She also impersonated Trump by bragging, "I've had a really good presidency, really good ideas…. It's a bigly good idea."
While Trump continues to say that much of the media makes up "fake news," O'Donnell accused the media of refusing to flatly call him a liar. "He lies, he lies, he lies," she said. "And it's about time they all started saying that, instead of, 'It appears as if he hasn't been speaking the truth.' Cut it down to the least common denominator like he does."
O'Donnell has been Trump's primary nemesis since 2006, when she began using her platform as co-host of "The View" to make fun of him, observes The Washington Post.
"He annoys me on a multitude of levels," O'Donnell said of Trump. "He's the moral authority? Left the first wife, had an affair, left the second wife, had an affair…. Donald: Sit and spin, my friend. I don’t enjoy him." She also questioned his aptitude as a businessman, pointing to his numerous bankruptcies.
In response, Trump has frequently called her bad names. On "Entertainment Tonight," he called her "a slob" with "a fat, ugly face," notes The New York Times. "We're all a little chubby, but Rosie is just worse than most of us," he added. "But it's not the chubbiness. Rosie is a very unattractive person, both inside and out."
During her speech at Lafayette Park, O'Donnell summed up her relationship with the president. "I don’t know him. I know he's a bully, he's a mean man, he hates women, he's taken away women's rights, and we will not stand for it," she said.
O'Donnell's was one of several speeches at the event, after which the protesters began marching toward the Capitol building.