Let’s flash back a year for this little jaunt down celebrity highway. Hollywood types proclaimed how swiftly they’d pack their Louis Vuittons if Trump dethroned Hillary, the would-be Devil Queen. Seeking political refuge in such exotic destinations like Canada. One such Tinseltown twit was bloviating Rosie O’Donnell.
Trump won. Hillary lost. Rosie remains firmly ensconced in Los Estados Unidos. But she’s convinced Trump’s presidency may do her in.
Literally, I got out of my fitting in Boston, and as a joke I said to everyone, “Listen, I’ll see you tomorrow on the set unless the unimaginable happens! In which case, I’ll be in the Charles River.” I was making jokes. And I said to my therapist before I went, “I got offered this role but it shoots during Election Day in Boston and it’s just gonna be me and the baby, and the nanny, do you think that I should go?” My therapist said a whole thing on how I “can’t have these negative, intrusive thoughts.” Then I was there and it happened, and I felt completely unprepared.
Power went down. People lost their lives. Looting. Violence. Alien monsters descended from the sky. Amy Schumer, desperate to make rent, poses for Playboy. Across the nation, the eyeballs of unsuspecting men suddenly explode.
Rosie’s essentially saying the fair election of Donald Trump is worse than the monster from Cloverfield.
I haven’t done any interviews since he’s been elected. Today’s the first day of doing interviews. I haven’t been on television doing interviews since he’s been elected, so when I do the press for this show that will be the first time, and it has taken me a full year to integrate the reality of him being a president in a way that I don’t come across as either so full of rage that no one can hear my words, or so sad that I can’t articulate the level of pain.
Again, we’re talking about the election of a president. Not being randomly selected to fight in this year’s Hunger Games. Though I’d pay money to see Rosie’s custom. I want to see feathers. Glorious, goofy feathers.
But wait, here’s the money quote:
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 [his presidency] and whether the nation will be able to live through it and survive.
And what, pray tell, has Trump done in the past year which warrants this level of comedic hysteria? A so called “travel ban” that wasn’t really a travel ban? Spending more time on Twitter than combing his combover? Not yet building a wall but working on prototypes? Being married to a super hot women who dares to wear stilettos on a helicopter? Curious minds want to know, Rosie dear.
I don’t know when it started, but making oneself out to be a victim, especially of imaginary foes, isn’t brave. While I can understand being disappointed in a president (I was no fan of Obama and thought it spelled America’s slow fall into socialism), Rosie sounds like she’s jousting windmills. As bad as Obama was, did any of us actually give interviews where we said we may not be able to live through it?