Comedienne Rosie O’Donnell, who was a controversial host on the television program ‘The View,’ was interviewed on Friday. While speaking with Jenny Hutt on SiriusXM’s radio program ‘Just Jenny,’ she said that she believes women’s rights are under attack. Politicians are undoing the progress which activists have already made, according to her. O’Donnell asserts that there is a war on women that is happening in this country that is bigger than any specific people, according to a report by The Hill on Friday.
O’Donnell defended Fox News’ journalist Megyn Kelly who was a moderator at the first 2016 GOP presidential debate a week ago Thursday. Besides defending Kelly who some believe was verbally attacked by Donald Trump at the debate, she also defended all women, according to CBS News.
O’Donnell inadvertently ended up as a topic of the debate when Megyn Kelly said that Trump has called women derogatory names such as a “fat pig” and a “slob.” Trump’s comeback to the assertion was that he has only called O’Donnell such names – a response which got a laugh and some applause from the in-venue audience. When Don Lemon of CNN spoke to Trump about Kelly asking him that question, Trump said he line of questioning during the presidential debate was ridiculous and off-base. He indicated that Kelly was angrily out to get him and said that she had “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of wherever” – which was taken to mean that Kelly was menstruating her “ladies’ time” during the debate. Trump has denied that meaning of his words by saying he meant that Kelly was bleeding from her nose.
As for O’Donnell speaking out a week after the fact, she also discussed Kiran Gandhi. Gandhi is the woman who decided to run a London marathon without a tampon. She purposefully allowed her blood to show on her running pants to increase awareness of women who do not have access to feminine products. Her intent was to show women that they should not be embarrassed about their “ladies’ time.” O’Donnell defended Gandhi for running with blood on her pants. She said,
When Fox anchors are being accused of being hormonal and ashamed because they have their period. Why do you think <Gandhi> does that stuff? You don’t think she did that to say, f—k you, a—hole?
On the radio show, host Hutt would not totally agree with O’Donnell. She does not find the running without a tampon appropriate. However, she did agree with O’Donnell regarding Trump’s blood-comments about Kelly on Fox News. She said that Trump’s words toward Kelly after the debate were disgusting.
After debating the Gandhi marathon action, O’Donnell allegedly joked about blood. She said that she would like to take her period blood – which she says she no longer has – and write to the politicians with it: “You’re all a—holes.” Then, she concluded, “I’d like to smear it all over some people’s faces.” Those people, it can be assumed, would include the man who she has been publicly fighting with for about a decade – Donald Trump. In spite of the attacks on Trump from O’Donnell and others, he remains the top contender of all the GOP presidential nominees.