Former talk show host Rosie O’Donnell continued her Twitter campaign against President-elect Donald Trump Sunday by calling for a one-month halt to Inauguration proceedings until Trump could be fully investigated for what she deems “treason.”
This time, instead of suggesting that President Obama declare martial law to delay Friday’s events, she offered Sen. John McCain the title of “emergency interim President” until a more suitable candidate could be found or the election could be re-run.
Perhaps she believed that Republicans might be more amenable to her “solution” if she offered an across-aisle olive branch, or perhaps the dyed-in-the-wool, dedicated progressive has simply descended further into hysteria. But she says she’s serious, and that her idea won’t cause mass unrest.
The fact that McCain was not elected—and did not consent to run for President, nor does he happen to be one of the 18 Presidential candidates fielded by the Republican Party—does not bother Rosie, who says McCain would be preferable to Trump because “one is a public servant and one an orange narcissist.”
Rosie’s offer of McCain, as preposterous as it seems, is actually quite conciliatory on the part of the comedian, who has railed, throughout her talk show career, against the GOP, former President George W. Bush, and assorted conservatives.
But there may be more than just concern for her country that’s motivating O’Donnell: She and Trump have a decade-old feud stemming from Trump’s decision not to strip a former Miss USA of her title after “revelations of drug abuse and underage drinking.” O’Donnell attacked Trump on The View calling him a “snake-oil salesman” and slamming him for his multiple divorces.
Trump, true to form, responded by calling O’Donnell a “loser.” The two exchanged blows for years; Trump even took time out from a Presidential primary debate to call O’Donnell a “fat pig.”
So it’s probably no surprise that O’Donnell hits the “ALL CAPS” button over the future President, and will probably continue her calls to oppose him for some time in the future.