The feud: When the former queen of nice used her damning pulpit on The View to call Donald a "snake-oil salesman" reprimanding him for not firing Miss USA Tara Conner after she admitted to using drugs everyone waited for the notoriously incendiary Trump to fire back. And oh, did he ever. After hearing about her comments, the dialogue was relegated to classic schoolyard sparring when Donald then deemed Rosie a "loser" and issued a series of low blows regarding her weight. The immaturity of the situation seemed to know no boundaries, as Barbara Walters was soon thrown into the mix, adding "poor and pathetic" (in regards to Trump) to the motley mix, after Trump allegedly tried to pit Walters and O'Donnell against each other.
Chance at reconciliation: Who's to say? With many secretly pining to see Rosie duke it out on Trump's Celebrity Apprentice, the media feud could see its denouement all in the name of good ratings.
She said/He said:
"[He] left the first wife had an affair. [He] had kids both times, but he's the moral compass for 20-year-olds in America. Donald, sit and spin, my friend."
O'Donnell, on The View, December 20, 2006
"Rosie will rue the
words she said. I'll most likely sue her for making those false statements and it'll be fun. Rosie's a loser. A real loser. I look forward to making
tons of money from my nice fat little Rosie."
Donald Trump, in PEOPLE magazine