TOUGH TIMES: Down on her luck Rosie O’Donnell resorts to selling anti-Trump t-shirts on Etsy

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Former talk show host Rosie O’Donnell, who at one time ranked as one of the highest paid entertainers in the industry, has resorted to selling anti-Trump t-shirts online in the wake of a highly publicized career downfall.

O’Donnell, who once basked in the spotlight as host of her own television show, announced this week that going forward, she will be “expressing” her “rage and disappointment” by selling t-shirts on the internet.

“Til trump is out I will keep making these. I started doodling on my I phone many images of trump and his regime. My sadness rage disappointment will now be expressed with these pieces,” O’Donnell wrote in the description section for the online store (https://tinyurl.com/y94zqc5d).

O’Donnell’s career has steadily declined since ‘Rosie’, the daytime talk show baring her name, was canceled in 2002. Several attempts as co-host on ABC’s daytime talk show ‘The View’ also ended in failure after on-air clashes with her fellow hosts led to calls for her firing amid negative viewer response.

In 2011, Oprah Winfrey gave O’Donnell a third shot at hosting her own show, but the program was canceled due to poor ratings.

Since then, O’Donnell, who has been open about her struggle with mental health issues, has focused her concentrations on promoting leftist causes.

The ongoing feud between O’Donnell and President Trump, who she spoke out against repeatedly during the 2016 campaign, initially began in 2006 when O’Donnell, during an appearance on ‘The View’ called Trump a “snake oil salesman”.

O’Donnell announced her new online store to her Twitter followers on Wednesday.

“Get em while they last,” she tweeted.

The first shirt posted by O’Donnell, features a caricature of Trump with the words, “Rapist, Cheat, Liar, Racist, Con Man, A–hole.”

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‘I’D BEAT HER. OPRAH WOULD BE LOTS OF FUN’: Trump says he would welcome a Winfrey challenge in 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would welcome a candidate Oprah Winfrey in 2020, adding that beating her would be “a lot of fun”.

“Yeah, I’ll beat Oprah,” the president told reporters at the White House. “Oprah will be lots of fun. I did one of her last shows…. I like Oprah. I don’t think she’s going to run,” the president said when asked about Winfrey’s speech during Sunday night’s Golden Globe ceremony, which many of her supporters called “presidential”.

The president’s comments came after a bipartisan lunch during which issues relating to DACA and building a border wall between the US and Mexico were discussed.

Winfrey, who was a staunch supporter of former president Barack Obama, has not officially commented on the hype surrounding her speech at Sunday night’s award ceremony but has denied having presidential ambitions in the past.

Winfrey’s longtime friend, Gayle King, however, said Winfrey is “intrigued” by the idea of a presidential run.

“I do think she’s intrigued by the idea. I do think that. I also know after years of watching the Oprah show, you always have a right to change your mind,” King, an anchor on “CBS This Morning,” said on the program (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/gayle-king-addresses-oprah-2020-presidential-run-speculation/), but added: “I don’t think at this point she is actually considering it.”

Ironically, Trump once targeted Winfrey as a possible running mate when considering a presidential run in 1999. During an interview with Larry King on Larry King Live, Trump said of Winfrey, “Well, I really haven’t gotten quite there yet. Oprah, I love Oprah. Oprah would always be my first choice. Oprah, your competitor, right? She’s really a great woman, though, she is a terrific woman. She’s somebody that’s very special. I think, if she’d do it, she’d be fantastic. She’s popular, she’s brilliant, she’s a wonderful woman.”

Winfrey’s longtime partner, Stedman Graham, when asked by reporters following Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony whether Winfrey would consider a possible presidential bid, said that she would “absolutely” run.

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WINFREY 2020? TALK SHOW GIANT SAYS SHE’S CONSIDERING A RUN AGAINST TRUMP

CHICAGO, IL — Billionaire talk show host Oprah Winfrey says she’s considering giving Donald Trump a run for his money.

In an interview with Bloomberg interviewer David Rubenstein (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2017-03-01/the-david-rubenstein-show-oprah-winfrey), the interviewer, actress, producer said she once thought that she was unqualified to run for office, but not anymore.

“I actually never thought that that was – I never considered the question, even a possibility,” said Winfrey. But when outsider Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump beat longtime politician Hillary Clinton, whom she had campaigned hard for, Winfrey said her thought process changed.

“I thought, ‘Oh, gee, I don’t have experience. I don’t know enough. I don’t.’ And now I’m thinking, ‘Oh! Oh!'”

If Oprah should run for president and win, she would
be the first female president in American history.

Winfrey says she likens the challenge to that she face when starting her first talk show in 1984. When made aware that she would be competing for airtime against then talk show king Phil Donahue, Winfrey’s advisers told her she didn’t stand a chance.

“It didn’t matter to me, because I did not think that he was beatable,” she said. But ultimately, “I beat him. I did. I wasn’t trying to, but I did.”

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