Though Meryl Streep might be vying for the title, it looks like Rosie O’Donnell is maintaining her title of President Trump’s antagonizer in chief.
The comedian, taking her long-running feud with Trump to his front door, is headlining a protest outside the White House on Tuesday just before Trump addresses Congress for the first time since taking office. Organizers said Monday that the event — billed as a rally and address — was expected to draw thousands. Sponsors include Food & Water Watch, ACLU, MoveOn.org Civic Action, National Nurses United, Hip Hop Caucus, DailyKos, and Our Revolution.
In a debate last year with presidential rival Hillary Clinton, Trump launched into a strange aside about O’Donnell, acknowledging that he had in the past said mean things about her (Trump had called her a “loser” and “fat”). “I think everyone would agree that she deserves it, and nobody feels sorry for her,” Trump said from the debate stage.
Meanwhile, O’Donnell has kept up a steady and sometimes unprintable line of commentary on Twitter about Trump. On Monday, she replied to a message from someone organizing a “blackout” of Trump’s Tuesday night speech, which is akin to a State of the Union address. “WATCH THE PROTEST B4 — IN FRONT OF THE WHITE HOUSE,” she urged.
— ROSIE (@Rosie) February 27, 2017
The organizers say the Tuesday rally is intended to inform the president that “his agenda does not represent the values of the American people” and will include speakers from groups “impacted and harmed by the Trump Administration’s policies, including women, people of color, and members of LGBTQ community, as well as environmental and immigrants rights groups.”