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« on: March 13, 2007, 09:40:05 PM »
Trump Gets Ugly With Rosie
The Donald Says He Has No Compassion For The Talk Show Host Who's Battling Depression
March 13, 2007
Donald Trump attacked Rosie O'Donnell again in an interview aired Tuesday. (Getty Images/Frederick M. Brown)
(CBS/AP) Donald Trump took another potshot at Rosie O'Donnell during an interview aired Tuesday on "Entertainment Tonight."

"If I looked like Rosie, I'd struggle with depression, too" Trump said, commenting on "The View" co-host's battle with the condition.

The fight between Trump, 60, and the 44-year-old O'Donnell, moderator of ABC's "The View," broke out in December after Trump announced that Miss USA Tara Conner would keep her title, which had been in jeopardy because of underage drinking. He owns the pageant.

O'Donnell said the twice-divorced real-estate mogul had no right to be "the moral compass for 20-year-olds in America." Trump fired back in various interviews, calling O'Donnell a "loser" and a "degenerate."

"I have no compassion for Rosie," Trump said in the interview aired Tuesday. "I think she suffers from depression because she beats up on so many people."

"I wouldn't dignify it with a comment," a publicist for O'Donnell told ET.

O'Donnell responded by posting a poem on her blog Tuesday. Titled "The Mirror," it begins: "the dump truck is at it again."

On Friday's "The View," O'Donnell hung upside down on Friday's show to demonstrate the "inversion therapy" she says has helped her overcome depression.

Trump, host of NBC's "The Apprentice," said in January that he was finished with the quarrel — before fanning its fires a little further.

"Not everybody has to be politically correct," he said. "I think that's why this so-called feud took on a life of its own, because it wasn't politically correct. In a way it's wonderful that she doesn't like me and I don't like her. There's nothing wrong with that."

"I think a picture of Rosie hanging upside down is a very unattractive picture," said Trump. "This is one I would pay not to watch."

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