Donald Trump justifies himself for offending Rosie O’Donnell

Donald Trump, president and chief executive of Trump Organization Inc. and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, speaks during a rally at Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. President Barack Obama's top business ambassador dismissed Trump's call for a wall along the Mexico border, saying the U.S. is focused instead on expanding business with one of its biggest trade partners. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

In the first Presidential debate with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump has vindicated himself for calling a lesbian comedian a fat pig. Clinton judged her opponent for publicly humiliating women, saying: “This is a man who has called women pigs, slobs and dogs. Someone who has said pregnancy is an inconvenience to employers, who has said women don’t deserve equal pay unless they do as good a job as men. One of the worst things he said was about a woman in a beauty contest – he loves beauty contests, supporting them and hanging around them. He called this woman Miss Piggy, and called her Miss Housekeeping because she was Latino”.

Trump answered: Some of it was said in entertainment, some of it was said to somebody who has been very vicious to me, Rosie O’Donnell, I said very tough things to her and I think everyone would agree that she deserves it and nobody feels sorry for her.”

He made a similar ‘joke’ in the Republican primaries, when Megyn Kelly asked why he had “called women you don’t like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals”. Trump responded to Kelly’s accusations: “Only Rosie O’Donnell.” He later claimed Kelly had “blood coming out of her wherever”.


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