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"The Donald" Dumps on Rosie O'Donnell.

Reported by Marie Therese - December 21, 2006 -

At 7:00 AM EST this morning, the crew of Doocy, Kilmeade and Carlson, fatuous hosts of FOX & Friends, announced that Donald Trump has threatened to sue Rosie O'Donnell, claiming she misrepresented his financial worth. In the process, they gleefully repeated some of Trump's exceedingly rude comments about Ms. O'Donnell. Apparently Trump's much-vaunted gallantry extends only to nubile young beauty contestants who drink, do drugs and paint the town red . It would seem that "The Donald" has a thin skin, especially when the truth is being delivered by a strong, independent, outspoken woman who is completely unimpressed by the carefully crafted Trump myth.

Here's a transcript of this morning's F&F segment on this topic.

STEVE DOOCY: In the meantime, it's Billionaire versus the Big Mouth, some might say. Donald Trump in one corner, Rosie O'Donnell in the other. Rosie was squaring off against Donald on her show "The View" - and I know we're playing some clips of it today - but it's just so extraordinary the way she attacked him and then he returned fire. Just watch the "battles of the mouths"!


ROSIE O'DONNELL (discussing the recent decision by Trump not to fire Miss USA Tara Connor): He [Donald Trump] annoys me on a multitude of levels. And he's the moral authority. Left the first wife. Had an affair. Left the second wife. Had an affair. Had kids both times, but he's the moral compass for twenty-year-olds in America! Donald, sit and spin, my friend!

BRIAN KILMEADE (offscreen, while video still running): What did ...

DONALD TRUMP (video clip, from "Entertainment Tonight"): ... is a failure. Ultimately, she will be a loser. And you watch. Watch what happens to "The View". I will bet the ratings very shortly will start going down. People can't stand watching her. (snip) Well, look, Rosie's a very unattractive woman. I'm saying something. I'm not a politician, so I'm not running for office, so I can say it. I mean, Rosie is a very unattractive woman, but, as unattractive as she is on the outside, she's even worse on the inside.


STEVE DOOCY: Me-oo-ooow!


BRIAN KILMEADE: It's beyond a cat fight. And by the way, Donald Trump said - called her - she (sic) did say she's fat, did say she's a mess, and did, Steve, as you read that quote before about what he threatened to do, to - to - to her life partner.

DOOCY: That's right. He said "When I saw the tape, I said ya' better be careful. I'm gonna send one of my friends over to take your girlfriend, Rosie. I imagine it would be pretty easy to take your girlfriend away, considering how Rosie looks." Rosie's had a relationship with a - uh ...

CARLSON: Kelly Carpenter.

DOOCY: ... TV executive by that name ...

KILMEADE: Of the famous Carpenters?


DOOCY: ... for the last number of years and they're raising four children. Here's the thing. This is why it's news. Uh - apparently Rosie will be on the receiving end of, of a lawsuit from Donald Trump because Donald says that she has lied about his financial well-being in sayin' that he has been bankrupt.

CARLSON: And she - well - Donald also fired back. There are so many good quotes that we can't get to all of them in just this amount of time. He said, "I'm worth billions of dollars and I have to listen to that fat slob." Ouch! You know, I don't know. He files a lawsuit or she files a lawsuit, then she could say he was blasphemous against her as well. But it makes for good discussion, does it not?

KILMEADE: It does and I'll tell you what. "Access Hollywood" - it was very nice of them for allowing us to take that. They weren't up, so we're just takin' it. But, listen. Rosie O'Donnell is attacking him fundamentally [for] the wrong reason. If he went and said - said - "Miss America is fired, how dare she do what she did", I could ...


KILMEADE: Big difference, because they actually bring that out. Miss USA is fired because she did things that embarrased the pageant and, therefore, I could see her deciding I don't like him and it's an opportunity. But he actually did the opposite. He said "I'm giving her a second chance". We all deserve second chances - and he's putting her up there. He is not being the moral authority by doing what he did.

CARLSON: Well, I think that he should, though, also be willing to take criticism after this "event" of the last week.

KILMEADE: But, then he - but she mocked his hair. She mocked his hair and said that he's been divorced three times.

CARLSON: Who hasn't mocked his hair?

KILMEADE: But - well - that's - why should he be for ...

DOOCY: It's a little personal.

KILMEADE: But why should be be forced to take in hair jokes because he exonerated - because he exonerated a twenty-year-old and gave her a second chance.

CARLSON: I'm not defending Rosie O'Donnell by any stretch of the imagination, but I do think that a lot of people - a lot of people have mocked his hair. That's the least of what she said yesterday that I think should have set him off, but I do think that he should have been willing and waiting for some criticism based on what happened in the last week. Of course, you know, when you make a decision like this, half the American public's gonna go - agree - with you and half the American public probably is not going to agree with you. She was one that didn't agree with him.


Here is a video of the real Donald Trump - a low-class, trash-talker with an overblown ego and a massive superiority complex, a bully who threatens to sue someone for daring to say something he doesn't like.

UPDATE, December 21, 2006, 10:25 PM EST:

Some reports on Trump's bankruptcies:


By 1990, the effects of recession left him unable to meet loan payments. Although he shored up his businesses with additional loans and postponed interest payments, increasing debt brought Trump to business bankruptcy and the brink of personal bankruptcy. Banks and bond holders had lost hundreds of millions of dollars, but opted to restructure his debt to avoid the risk of losing more money in court. Things were so bleak for Trump at this time that in the August 21, 1990 edition of the Jersey Record, columnist Mike Kelly wrote "If we still had debtors' prisons, Trump would be in the dungeon." Kelly added that "Donald Trump is a Third World Nation." Also in 1990, he co-produced the game show Trump Card in syndication.

CBS News, August 10, 2004

You could call it Trump: The Art of the (Bankruptcy Restructuring) Deal.

Donald Trump's casino businesses, which have failed to share in his highly publicized successes in other realms in recent years, are being restructured under a bankruptcy protection plan that would strip Trump of his majority stake.


Under the plan, announced late Monday, Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts plans to enter Chapter 11 bankruptcy next month, emerging within a year.

DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, an arm of Credit Suisse First Boston, and Trump would invest $400 million to help the company pay down its $1.8 billion in debt and cut interest payments in half.

Trump, the chairman, chief executive and largest shareholder, would see his stake in the company shrink from 56 percent to 25 percent, with Credit Suisse owning more than two-thirds of the company.

Trump himself would contribute nearly $71 million, $55 million of which would be in the form of a co-investment with Credit Suisse and $15.9 million of which would come from his Trump Casino Holdings notes. Trump would also give up trademark rights to his name and likeness for use in connection with casino operations.

The plan has been endorsed by some Trump bondholders, but others still must agree to it.

Trump Hotels stock was suspended from trading by the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday.

New York Times, February 16, 2005

A bankruptcy court endorsed an agreement Monday between Donald J. Trump and the shareholders of Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts on reorganizing the company. Many of the objections raised over the plan, which shareholders viewed as enriching majority stakeholder Donald J. Trump, were addressed in an amended version of the plan filed Sunday with the United States Bankruptcy Court in Camden, N.J. Judge Judith H. Wizmur approved the amended plan, moving the company a step closer to exiting bankruptcy protection.. The company is based in Atlantic City. The judge scheduled a confirmation hearing on the plan for March 29.