Rosie O'Donnell Shows What Happens When You Insult a Mom During a Presidential Debate

The first GOP presidential candidate debate was loaded with ridiculous, cringeworthy moments, but probably the most painful was when Donald Trump insulted Rosie O'Donnell. Her response via Twitter, on the other hand, was absolute perfection.


FOX News correspondent Megyn Kelly was grilling Donald Trump on the many times he's insulted women. "You've called women 'fat pigs,' 'dogs,' 'slobs,' 'disgusting animals.' Your Twitter account has several -- "

Trump interrupted Kelly right there to say, "Only Rosie O'Donnell!"

I think he was trying to be funny, like somehow calling O'Donnell a fat pig is justifiable, or like it's okay if you say that about only one woman. Who knows? His punchline kind of gave us all a sour stomach. To grab the comic's name out of thin air -- she's not even a politician so why even mention her? -- seemed particularly cruel.

To her credit, Rosie O'Donnell handled the jab with one classy but devastating tweet.

What more would you need to say? That cuts to the heart. When you insult a parent, you don't just hurt them. You also hurt their children. Can you imagine how O'Donnell's five children feel when they hear their mother called a "fat pig" by a public figure on the Internet and on television?

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And for that matter, how ashamed do Trump's own children feel when they hear their father name-calling like an unimaginative playground bully?

It was an especially unpresidential thing to say and I'm glad O'Donnell called Trump on it, in the way that she did. And I thought Kelly was wise to challenge the candidate on his treatment of women. His rant against "political correctness" was a pathetic defense. Rude is rude. And then to follow it with this self-pitying whine?

"I've been very nice to you although I could probably not be based on the way you've treated me but I wouldn't do that."

Lord Jesus help us all. How Megyn Kelly was able to stay in her seat and not throw down her mike and walk off I will never know. Aren't we done with this guy yet? If you ask me, the winners of last night's debate were Kelly and Rosie O'Donnell.


Image via Rosie O'Donnell/Twitter

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