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Donald Trump Blocks Rosie O'Donnell on Twitter

Rosie O'Donnell

Scroll through various Twitter feeds and it’s become a badge of honor to be blocked by tweeter in chief Donald Trump. Since the man Sen. Elizabeth Warren has more than once called a "thin-skinned bully" took office in January, he’s not only used the social media platform to rant, rave, and demonstrate his continual unraveling, but he’s used the block function to silence those who oppose him 140 characters at a time. This weekend he blocked his longtime nemesis Rosie O’Donnell, who subsequently screen-shot the notification that he blocked her and tweeted that out. 

Apparently, what’s good for Trump is not good for the people who disagree with him. The man who sits in the White House has used the platform to maliciously smear President Barack Obama, having utilized Twitter as part of his strategy to lead the birther movement. And he’s continually leveled accusations and smear campaigns at Hillary Clinton and her family in Twitter sound bites. The man who is supposed to be focused on running the country took time out this Monday to call California Congressman Adam Schiff  “sleazy” in a tweet. And who can forget the recent dust-up over Trump writing on Twitter that he’d once seen Morning Joe cohost Mika Brzezinski bleeding from the face from plastic surgery? 

Trump attacked O'Donnell early on in the primaries during a GOP debate when moderator Megyn Kelly questioned him about his disgusting record of hurling slurs and insults at women. Later, during a debate against Hillary Clinton, when she called him out for calling women “pigs, slobs, and dogs,” he responded that he’d used those epithets mostly on O’Donnell before attempting to justify his disgraceful behavior. "I said very tough things to her and I think everybody would agree she deserves it and nobody feels sorry for her,” Trump said during a presidential debate. 

The long-standing feud between Trump and O’Donnell dates back to 2006 when she was a cohost on The View and called him a “snake-oil salesman” about his decision not to fire disgraced Miss USA Tara O’Connor. At the time he retorted saying, Rosie's a loser. A real loser. I look forward to taking lots of money from my nice fat little Rosie."

While the number of people who tweet their disdain for Trump directly at him, O’Donnell has been the target of his misogyny so often and for so long that she’s been an active anti-Trump tweeter from the beginning. Apparently, however, he could no longer going toe-to-toe with his longtime enemy and attempted to silence her. 

Since he blocked her, O’Donnell has tweeted several times about him. She does not appear to have blocked him in return. 

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