Rosie responds, "Boy, did I hit a nerve with that guy!" and called him a "comb-over Energizer bunny," adding that Trump is "obsessed with me, obviously."
"It's the way I look. He can't resist. I love when people say you're fat, like you don't know. It's always the first comment of someone who disagrees with you if you happen to be on the plus side.
"He wounded millions of women by saying that I was fat, you know?"
When Barbara Walters expressed a wish that "we could rise above it," O'Donnell said, "It's not we, it's him." ("The View")
Rosie reportedly also yelled at Walters in the hair and makeup room of "The View," calling her a liar and screaming, "You didn't call me for 10 goddamned days, and you didn't tell me what you were going to say on television!" (New York Post)
Trump responds: "I used the word 'slob,' I used the word 'degenerate' and I used the words 'not very smart.' The word 'fat' played a very small role, if any, in my description of her." (The Associated Press)
Jan. 9, 2007:
Barbara Walters strikes back at Trump's letter by calling him "that poor, pathetic man" while Rosie nods her head in agreement. ("The View")
An hour later, Trump issued a statement calling Walters a liar, a coward and a "sad figurehead dominated by a third-rate comedian."
Jan. 11, 2007
Madonna chimed in to express her support for O'Donnell. "People are giving Rosie a hard time," said the pop singer, who starred with O'Donnell in "A League of Their Own" back in 1992. "I wish they'd stop. I don't think it's fair."
She said that she first heard about the feud while vacationing "in the middle of the Indian Ocean" and that she immediately Emailed O'Donnell. (NBC's "Today Show")