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    Twitter-Quake as Rosie O'Donnell Wants Military in White House to 'Get' Trump

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    Longtime critic of the US president, former talk show host Rosie O’Donnell has opened up on MSNBC about her depression after Donald Trump was elected.

    During her appearance on Nicolle Wallace’s MSNBC show, “Deadline: White House,” Donald Trump’s arch-nemesis Rosie O’Donnell said she wanted to send the US military to the White House to “get” the president, drawing the laughter of journalists and pundits.

    Her comment was made during a discussion of Trump’s reported intention of sending the military to the country’s southern border to halt an alleged caravan of illegal migrants moving towards the United States.

    O’Donnell also claimed that she had taken a “year out of the spotlight” to deal with her depression after Trump was elected, adding that she “got physically sick” the night he won.

    The actress and comedian reminded Wallace that she had previously called for “martial law” to be introduced until it could be proved that the allegations of Russia’s meddling in the final vote were untrue.

    “What I wrote on Twitter was we should impose martial law until we make sure the Russians weren’t involved in the final tally of the votes… And people were like, ‘Martial law? What’s wrong with you?’” Rosie added.

    Rosie faced much backlash for the “military” remark, as users pointed out that she was calling for a coup:

    O’Donnell’s appearance has caused mixed reactions on social media, with some suggesting that they would love the military to “get” her rather than Trump:

    …and reminded her about her comments that she would leave the US if Trump won:

    …some wished she stayed out of the spotlight longer than a year:

    Meanwhile others expressed wholehearted support for the comedian, praising her for telling the "truth":

    Trump and O’Donnell have a long history of back-and-forth war of words, having continuously exchanged incendiary remarks since 2006 when both were TV stars. During the first Republican primary presidential debate, Trump infamously joked that he had only referred to Rosie, and not any other women, as a “fat pig” and a “slob” in the past.

    READ MORE: WATCH: O’Donnell v. The Donald: Rosie Appears at DC’s ‘Kremlin Annex’

    Days before Trump’s inauguration in January 2017, O’Donnell tweeted that she “fully supports” the imposition of martial law until an investigation into the results of the election is completed.

    She also called for Trump to be probed and arrested before the swearing-in ceremony:


    WATCH: O’Donnell v. The Donald: Rosie Appears at DC’s ‘Kremlin Annex’
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