On Wednesday, Rosie O’Donnell said President Donald Trump’s relationship with daughter Ivanka has a “creepy incest feel,” alleging that he’s “been doing bad things with her for a very long time.”
O’Donnell’s comments came when she appeared on the left-wing “Michelangelo Signorile Show” on SiriusXM, and the host asked her about Ivanka Trump joining her father at the G20 Summit in Japan — as well as the president’s prediction that Ivanka would one day become America’s first female president.
“Oh, dear lord,” O’Donnell said.
“Talk a little bit about Ivanka Trump and what Donald Trump is doing with her,” Signorile said.
“I don’t know what he’s doing with her …” O’Donnell continued.
“I mean, politically,” Signorile said with a laugh.
“I think he’s been doing bad things with her for a very long time,” O’Donnell said.
“There’s a creepy incest feel that is very prevalent amongst Donald Trump and his children, at least his daughter. Very creepy. I don’t know. I think she’s like, you know, a talentless, non-intelligent, non-powerful woman,” the former co-host of “The View” said.
“It’s laughable to think of her in any kind of public role. No one in his family has ever been in public service. Why should they start now?” O’Donnell added.
.@Rosie on @IvankaTrump today on my show, @SXMProgress : "There's a prevalent incest feel amongst Donald Trump and his children, at least his daughter. Very creepy…I think she's, you know, a talentless, non-intelligent, non-powerful woman." pic.twitter.com/h8wWtrvRAo
— Michelangelo Signorile (@MSignorile) July 10, 2019
Trump and O’Donnell have a had feud for years, endlessly trading barbs on Twitter and elsewhere. Way back in 2006, O’Donnell said on “The View” that Trump is “not a self-made man” but a “snake-oil salesman on ‘Little House On The Prairie.'” In 2011, Trump bashed O’Donnell’s new show on Oprah Winfrey’s network OWN as “a complete and total disaster.”
When O’Donnell returned to “The View” in 2014, Trump wrote on Twitter: “Rosie is crude, rude, obnoxious and dumb – other than that I like her very much!”
Rosie is crude, rude, obnoxious and dumb – other than that I like her very much!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 11, 2014
O’Donnell has attacked other Trump family members, as well. In 2016, she asked if Barron Trump, the president’s young son, was autistic. She retweeted a YouTube video, now deleted, that supposedly showed the young boy exhibiting autistic characterizations. She later apologized to Barron’s mother, writing on Twitter: “I apologize to @MELANIATRUMP – i was insensitive in my [retweet] – i am sorry for the pain i caused – it was not my intent – i am truly sorry.”
But the two haven’t always been at war. When she suffered a heart attack in 2012, Trump wrote: “@Rosie, get better fast. I’m starting to miss you!”
.@Rosie, get better fast. I'm starting to miss you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 21, 2012
She wrote back: “r u trying to kill me ? xx.”
i must admit ur post was a bit of a shock …
r u trying to kill me ?
— ROSIE (@Rosie) August 21, 2012
A version of this story appears on the Daily Wire website.