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This will likely not please President Donald Trump …
The president’s longtime nemesis, obsessed Hollywood actress and comedian Rosie O’Donnell, has teamed up with his former attorney, incarcerated turncoat Michael Cohen, for a tell-all book about el presidente.
It’s technically Cohen’s book, as was originally reported last month by The Daily Beast, which revealed he’s been “working” behind bars on a tell-all that was originally slated for release in November of 2021. However, after O’Donnell began visiting him in prison, she started counseling the disgraced former attorney on how to write it.
“He told me what chapters he was doing in his book, and on my way home, I was writing about what had happened between us, and I gave him my breakdown of things that should be in chapters,” she said Friday in an interview with The Daily Beast.
“I said, ‘You should tell this story as a chapter, you should tell this story as a chapter.’ He’s in the midst of writing it, and is nearly done writing it, and hopes that it’ll be out before the election.”
To hear her tell it, the two are now close buds. This is a fact that’s not apt to please the president, who’s been vocal in his disdain for both figures but particularly so O’Donnell, with whom he’s been trading barbs for a decade:
I feel sorry for Rosie ‘s new partner in love whose parents are devastated at the thought of their daughter being with @Rosie–a true loser.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 14, 2011
Rosie is crude, rude, obnoxious and dumb – other than that I like her very much!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 11, 2014
Rosie O’Donnell went after me again on The View in order to stir up her failing ratings. Nothing will help her–@Rosie always fails.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 1, 2014
Sorry, @Rosie is a mentally sick woman, a bully, a dummy and, above all, a loser. Other than that she is just wonderful!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 9, 2014
It was Rosie O’Donnell who ate the cake in the vicious Hillary commercial about me, not Crooked Hillary! @marthamaccallum
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2016
O’Donnell’s bizarre relationship with Cohen began with her looking up his prison inmate information and sending him a letter like an insane stalker.
“I wrote him a letter the day that Trump got impeached,” she said. “I found his inmate number online. He always looked to me like someone from my neighborhood. He grew up on Long Island like I did, he’s a few years younger, and he reminds me of my brothers. I look at this guy and go, ‘How did he fall under the spell of that charlatan?'”
She’d been rooting for him in one way or another ever since he turned on the president, in the failed hopes that Cohen’s dubious claims would be enough to get the president removed from office. Sadly for her, that hasn’t been the case.
— ROSIE (@Rosie) February 27, 2019
In her letter to Cohen, O’Donnell predictably thanked him for turning on Trump.
“When he’s being impeached and you’re sitting in jail for doing exactly what the boss told you to do, it’s mind-boggling to me,” she reportedly wrote to him.
“I want you to know that I realize you were involved wholeheartedly in all the attacks on me since 2007, and I forgive you, and I want to thank you for finally telling the truth about him. No matter how long it took you, you’ll be known and respected for that as much as any horror you’ve committed through him.”
When Cohen wrote back, he claimed he’d been “so moved by the letter that he started crying” and that it “had been bothering him all this time, because he couldn’t believe all the things he did to everyone — including me — at Trump’s direction was now being done to him,” O’Donnell said to The Daily Beast.
After exchanging a couple more letters, the veritable anti-Trump love birds decided to meet.
“I went there and I sat for six hours and talked to him,” O’Donnell recalled. “Michael and I talked a lot about how he got involved in Trump, how it’s a cult, and what role he played not only in Trump Inc. but also Trump’s own family, including how much he dealt with Barron and Melania.”
“One thing he said to me that was shocking was that one of the nicest people he’s ever met in his life is Melania Trump. He said, ‘I swear to you. She’s a great mother, she’s a great woman, and she’s in a predicament with him and doing her best to get through it.'”
Plenty of people feel similarly about the president as well.
Regarding Cohen’s book, all O’Donnell would say is, “It’s pretty spicy.”
It’s unclear though if it’ll be released before the 2020 election. It’s also unclear if Cohen will be released soon because of the coronavirus pandemic. While reports have emerged about him potentially being released, so far he’s still behind bars.
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