Donald Trump Stoops Again
Donald Trump has once again verbally attacked a woman two weeks before the premiere of a new season of his ratings-challenged reality contest "The Apprentice".
Earlier this year when the fifth season of "The Apprentice" was about to premiere, the infamous entrepreneur lashed out at his former friend and accomplice Martha Stewart for driving the ratings of his series down with her lackluster version of the program.
The PR stunt was observed with little interest as the NBC network moved the once red-hot series away from its premium Must-See TV line-up on Thursday nights to Mondays.
When "The Apprentice" premiered in early 2004 it attracted well over 20 million viewers who tuned in on weekly basis to see Trump say "You're Fired!" to yet another one of his servile contestants.
The routine quickly grew tired as NBC shelled out two cycles of "The Apprentice" the following season and lost the powerful blockbuster "Friends" which had successfully anchored Thursday nights.
By early 2006 only about half the audience that had once watched "The Apprentice" regularly remained loyal to the show. Desperate to see the ratings perk up, Trump attacked Martha Stewart.
Now the billionaire has done it again. On yesterday's Access Hollywood, the man with the ego bigger than any one of his self-titled towers attacked Rosie O'Donnell for her commentary of the Miss USA controversy.
In the raw footage that you can see by following the link HERE, Donald Trump calls Rosie O'Donnell a loser, says her talk show did poorly, her magazine was a total failure, she herself is a failure as people can not stand watching her, she is a very unattractive woman both on the outside as well as inside, she would say anything that comes to her unattractive mouth, she is not smart, and he is looking forward to suing her, and he will send one of his friends to pick up her girlfriend and he thinks it will be very easy.
Caught in between the fire, the executive producers of "The View," Bill Geddie and Barbara Walters weighed in on the verbal fracas releasing the following diplomatic statement:
"Both Rosie and Donald are high-spirited, opinionated people. Donald has been a friend of "The View" for many years and Rosie, of course, is our enormously popular moderator. We cherish them both and hope the New Year brings calm and peace."
In his tirade, Donald Trump said the ratings for the daytime talk show "The View" went down since Rosie O'Donnell joined the program. The businessman known for his erroneous ratings analysis who had called his series "The Apprentice" the biggest hit on network television on numerous occasions, was wrong once again - the ratings of "The View" actually went significantly up since the Star Jones/Rosie O'Donnell switch.
The reality show returns on Sunday January 7 at 9:30pm and will now go head-to-head with "Desperate Housewives" on ABC.