Rosie O’Donnell to Lead Protest Against Trump Outside White House

'Crude, rude' leftist actress has had a long-standing feud with president — now she'll serenade him from the street on Monday

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Comedian and former television host Rosie O’Donnell is scheduled to lead a group of Broadway actors to protest the president outside the White House on Monday, August 6.

The 56-year-old will lead a group of cast members from such popular plays as “Wicked,” “Hamilton,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “The King and I,” and “Les Miserables”; during the protest, they are scheduled to sing such songs as “A Brand New Day” from “The Wiz” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” from “The Sound of Music,” as the Associated Press and other outlets are reporting.

Earlier this week, O’Donnell tweeted her intentions: “on monday august 6th — join me and broadway’s best singers as we join the kremlin annex protest #protestTRUMP.”

This is not the first time O’Donnell has made headlines for her actions during Trump’s presidency.

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Most notably, she violated the Federal Election Commission’s rule on individual political donations. O’Donnell not only donated over the $2,700 limit to individual candidates, but she also used different addresses and slight variations of her name to do so.

The event on Monday is being organized by Sirius XM “On Broadway” host and producer Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, AP reported; the protests will also be broadcast live on the Facebook page for MoveOn, a leftist advocacy group.

Although many celebrities have shown animosity toward Trump, his feud with O’Donnell dates back well before he was inaugurated. In December 2006, Trump, who was the co-owner of the Miss USA pageant, allowed 19-year-old Tara Conner to keep her crown after her drug use and underage drinking was revealed. Trump said she could keep the Miss USA title if she went to rehab.

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A day later, however, O’Donnell went on ABC’s “The View” and slammed Trump’s “moral compass,” calling him a “snake-oil salesman on ‘Little House On The Prairie.'”

Trump responded by calling her “a loser” and poking fun at her here and there over time. He did wish her well, though, when she suffered a heart attack in 2012.

When O’Donnell joined “The View” in 2014 as a co-host, Trump called it a “long-term disaster” and joked, “Rosie is crude, rude, obnoxious and dumb — other than that I like her very much!”

Fast-forward to this year — and O’Donnell still is not over their feud from years ago.

She trashed Trump on national television. He responded with a few jokes.

She didn’t take kindly to them even though she was the one who started this feud in the first place.

Now, however, Trump is in the White House and O’Donnell will be protesting outside f it — because she is not allowed in.

Tom Joyce is a freelance writer from the South Shore of Massachusetts. He covers sports, pop culture, and politics and has contributed to The Federalist, Newsday, and other outlets.

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Tom Joyce is a freelance writer from the South Shore of Massachusetts. He covers sports, pop culture, and politics and has contributed to The Federalist, Newsday, ESPN, and other outlets.

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