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“That little escalator down, with the fake crowd, and him going, ‘Here’s my wife who loves me,’ and she’s like [in O’Donnell’s comic rendering of a Slovenian accent] ‘How do I get out of here? Let me and Alec Baldwin [another combative Long Island native] do that.’”Nothing, however, came of O’Donnell’s offer.’”At the outset of Trump’s unlikely candidacy—by erroneous appearances, a joke—O’Donnell was determined to keep her own counsel and resist entering the fray, she told The Daily Beast. 6 Republican candidates debate in Cleveland, where Megyn Kelly famously began a question to Trump: “You’ve called women you don’t like ‘fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals,’” and Trump infamously retorted: “Only Rosie O’Donnell.”“I was going to wait it out in silence when he announced, and I was thinking ‘don’t provoke him or do anything,’” O’Donnell recalled to The Daily Beast during what she described as a rare post-election interview concerning the 45th president of the United States. After the election, “I knew it was time for me to get in my own bunker, so to speak, and figure out how I’m gonna make my way through this,” she said. We (Oath) and our partners need your consent to access your device, set cookies, and use your data, including your location, to understand your interests, provide relevant ads and measure their effectiveness.Oath will also provide relevant ads to you on our partners' products. This is a street fight between two kids from Queens, and I feel you should have me on the team, because you don’t know what he’s gonna do, and what that feels like’—and I had a decade of experience,” O’Donnell recalled.