After remaining relatively mum since the Republican presidential debate, actress Rosie O’Donnell fired back at Donald Trump for his “shaming” comments about women and women’s bodies.
Calling into the SiriusXM radio show “Just Jenny” on Wednesday, O’Donnell scolded host Jenny Hutt and her guest for questioning whether it was hygienic for 26-year-old Kiran Gandhi to run the London marathon in April with period blood running down her legs.
“Why do you think she did that?” O’Donnell asked on air. “When Fox anchors are being accused of being hormonal and ashamed because they have their period…Then [Gandhi] does that. Why do you think she does that? You don’t think she did that to say, ‘Fuck you, asshole!’”
O’Donnell was referencing Trump’s remark that Fox host Megyn Kelly targeted him with tough questions during the debate because she had “blood coming out of her wherever.” Kelly had pressed Trump about previously calling women “pigs,” “dogs,” and “fat slobs,” to which the former reality TV star quipped, “only Rosie O’Donnell.”
When Hutt turned the conversation to Trump’s attacks on Kelly, O’Donnell said there’s “a war on women happening in this country” that goes far beyond the real estate mogul.
“I’d like to take my period blood that I no longer have and write, ‘You’re all assholes.’ I’d like to smear it all over some people’s faces,” she said.
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