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Rosie O’Donnell mocks Trump at D.C. rally

Comedian described president as ‘bully’ and ‘mean man’



Rosie O'Donnell (Photo by David Shankbone; courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Rosie O’Donnell (Photo by David Shankbone; courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Actress and comedian Rosie O’Donnell on Tuesday angrily mocked President Trump during a rally in front of the White House.

“I know he’s a bully,” she said as she spoke to the more than 200 people who attended the “Resistance Rally” that took place in Lafayette Square before Trump spoke to a joint session of Congress. “He’s a mean man. He hates women. He’s taking away women’s rights and we will not stand for it.”

O’Donnell also noted Trump “has been accused of rape many, many times.”

“He has degraded and bullied women his entire life and career,” she said.

O’Donnell began her speech by reading portions of the Declaration of Independence.

“This is not Russia,” she then proclaimed.

“To Donald Trump and his pathetic band of white, privileged criminal businessmen, I would like to say to him, ‘nyet sir,’” added O’Donnell. “‘Nyet’! ‘Nyet’! ‘Nyet’! ‘Nyet’! No we won’t. We’ve seen what you have done, sir. We have seen your connections with Russia. The game is over.”

O’Donnell criticized Trump over an anti-terrorism raid in Yemen last month that left William “Ryan” Owens, a Navy SEAL, dead. The actress also mocked “major media companies” over the way she feels they have covered the new administration.

“He lies,” said O’Donnell, leading the crowd in a chant. “It’s about time they all started saying that instead of it appears as if he hasn’t been speaking the truth.”

O’Donnell told reporters after she spoke that Trump is guilty of “treason” because of his reported ties to Russia.

O’Donnell and Trump have clashed repeatedly over the last decade.

Trump in 2006 said O’Donnell is a “real loser” after the former co-host of “The View” described him as a “snake-oil salesman” and criticized him over his three marriages.

O’Donnell sparked controversy last November when she suggested that Trump’s youngest son Barron is autistic. O’Donnell later apologized to first lady Melania Trump.

“I am sorry for the pain I caused — it was not my intent — I am truly sorry,” wrote O’Donnell in a tweet.

Resistance Rally, gay news, Washington Blade

Around 200 people attended the “Resistance Rally” in Lafayette Park in D.C. on Feb. 28, 2017. (Washington Blade photo by Michael K. Lavers)



PHOTOS: Capital Pride Festival and Concert

Keke Palmer, Billy Porter among entertainers



Billy Porter performs at the 2024 Capital Pride Festival on Sunday. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The 2024 Capital Pride Festival and Concert was held along Pennsylvania Avenue in Northwest D.C. on Sunday, June 9. Performers included Sapphira Cristál, Keke Palmer, Ava Max, Billy Porter and Exposé.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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Get ready for Baltimore Pride

Events scheduled throughout weekend



Baltimore Pride Parade (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Baltimore Pride begins this weekend on Friday, June 14 in the heart of the city.

There will be a variety of events, the main ones being Mt. Vernon Pride on June 14 at 2 p.m. on the 200 Block of W. Read St., the Parade and Block Party on Saturday, June 15 at 3 p.m. on N. Charles St., and Pride in the Park on Sunday, June 15 at 3 p.m. at Druid Hill Park.

For more event details, visit Baltimore Pride’s website

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New film festival to spotlight LGBTQ docs

DC/DOX held in theaters throughout city



DC/DOX, a new film festival in Washington D.C., began on Thursday, June 13 at E-Street Cinema, the U.S. Navy Memorial Burke Theatre and Eaton Cinema.

The festival is dedicated to promoting documentary as a leading art form and a series of documentaries on LGBTQ+ stories will premiere, including “Love That Dares Not,” “Sabbath Queen,” and “Familia.” 

For more information, visit DC/DOX’s website.

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