While everyone is still trying to figure out what exactly led up to U.S. President Donald Trump firing FBI Director James Comey Tuesday, an odd storyline involving Rosie O’Donnell emerged Thursday. As you may know, Trump and O’Donnell have a long-standing feud, which came up numerous times during Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Trump retweeted O’Donnell Thursday afternoon with a bit of a roast, pointing out that O’Donnell had called for Comey’s firing in December.
We finally agree on something Rosie. https://t.co/BSP5F3PgbZ— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 11, 2017
O’Donnell didn’t take the joke from her nemesis lightly, though; she responded to Trump harshly, calling him "a sadistic man."
While the Comey controversy has raged on, so too has a White House controversy regarding a photo of Trump with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak being unexpectedly publicized Wednesday.
With these two controversies, as well as the myriad other problems in America, this Twitter exchange led to a number of people—including CNN’s Chris Cillizza—questioning: where are Trump’s priorities right now? Why is he taking the time to engage Rosie O’Donnell on Twitter?
@realDonaldTrump Donald Trump is tweeting Rosie O'Donnell instead of running our country. SAD!— Paul Dunfee (@lvhothead2483) May 11, 2017
With all that is going on ... Donald Trump has time to troll Rosie O'Donnell and quote tweet a tweet she posted last year 🤔— Ave (@SebastianAvenue) May 11, 2017
O’Donnell has been actively tweeting and retweeting other users as this story has developed...
...but she hasn’t used the term “orange anus.” Yet.