It’s time for us to get the ambulances ready: In her first interview since Donald Trump’s election, Rosie O’Donnell said she seriously worries whether she “personally will be able to live through” Trump’s tenure as president.
Speaking with W Magazine, O’Donnell moaned that she was in “severe shock” when Trump won, prompting “a lot of therapy.” O’Donnell mewled:
I was in pure unadulterated [shock], as if I had fallen through the ice on a lake; I was underneath the water, and I couldn’t even see the surface. It was a severe shock to my entire essence and my beliefs in the order in the world, and also the PTSD of having been an abused kid in a family. And to think that the man who had abused me so viciously and with impunity for over a decade was now running the country. … I did a lot of therapy.”
O’Donnell claimed she was in “pure panic mode.”
And now? She’s “devastated, disappointed, disheartened, and depressed by the reality of it … There are people who tell me, ‘Oh it’s going to be another year, another two years,’ and I seriously worry whether I personally will be able to live through and whether the nation will be able to live through it and survive. It’s a terrifying concept, on the brink of nuclear war with a madman in charge.”
For a look at the feud between Trump and O’Donnell that goes back more than a decade, see here.