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Is Babwa Lying?

Trump Sticks to Claim

1/3/2007 7:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Click to return to TMZ.comBarbara Walters said she still loves Rosie, but Donald Trump isn't buying it.

On today's episode of "The View," Walters read a statement correcting specifics in a recent rant Rosie O'Donnell waged against Donald Trump, and added that she has never regretted hiring Rosie -- though Trump maintains the opposite was said to him.

Trump called into CNN Headline News' "Showbiz Tonight" and said Barbara's feelings towards Rosie are anything but cordial, and he believes she has to put up a front for the sake of the show. "Is she going to get on and say that 'I can't stand Rosie'? She has to work with her," adds Trump, "Barbara knows what she said to me, and if I really tell you what she said, it just creates havoc." Far be it from The Donald to want any havoc!

Although he says he has nothing but love for Barbara, there's "zero chance" Trump will appear on "The View" to hug it out with Ro anytime soon.

Hear Trump's towering interview tonight at 11pm ET.

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91.

JANN MEYERS    

I SAW THE SHOW-ROSIE DESERVES TO GO
I CANNOT STAND THE VIEW SINCE SHE CAME ON
HER BIG MOUTH, BIG BODY AND CRUDE COMMENTS OVER
AND OVER AGAIN.
WAKE UP BAWA---ROSIE IS A BAD EXAMPLE AND BUTCHIE PLUS AND
YOUR GOOD SHOW NOW GETS A ZERO IN MY BOOK
TAKE ROSIE OFF
AND FESS UP BAWA -YOU CAN'T STAND ROSIE AND IT SHOWS

2847 days ago
92.

KATHY FUCHS    

DONALD TRUMP IS A POMPOUS BAG OF WIND WHO WOULDN'T EVEN GET A DATE IF HE WEREN'T RICH! AND THAT HAIRCUT,UGHH! LIKE MANY RICH PEOPLE THEY THINK IF THEY SAY JUMP, THE WORLD SAYS "HOW HIGH" I CAME IN CONTACT WITH MANY POOR PEOPLE WHO HAD ENOUGH GRACIOUSNESS TO SAY PLEASE AND THANK YOU. THEY DRESSED FROM CLOTHES PURCHASED @ THE LOCAL GOODWILL BUT THEY WERE KIND, PROUD GRACIOUS PEOPLE AND KNEW THE MAGIC WORDS.
DONALD'S PRETENTIOUS MANEUVERS IMPRESS NO ONE. HE CAN'T EVEN BE ORIGINAL. HE THINKS HE'LL SUE. WELL, GIVE ME A BREAK. HOW MANY TIMES HAS HE UTTERED THOSE WORDS. HE JUST MIGHT THINK ABOUT HIRING A SCRIPT WRITER. HERE'S A WORD OF ADVISE DONALD. ROSIE JUST SAID WHAT MANY OF US HAVE BEEN THINKING FOR YEARS. YOU NEED TO GET TOGETHER WITH DR. PHIL AND SEE WHAT HE CAN DO FOR YOU. HAPPY 2 B KATHY

2847 days ago
93.

Patti    

Obviously the Donald is a bit homophobic...absolutely trashed Miss Nevada (?) for pics of her with other women and has gone off the deep end about Rosie. Hey, Donald, why not a tirade to Jay Leno for his depicting you screwing Rosie and making up? Is it because you were on top?

2847 days ago
94.

stormygv    

sho the heck does donald think he is? He keeps commenting on Rosie's looks. He's not all that good looking . What a low blow. He thinks just because he has all his money he can do and say whatever he wants. I can't help but wonder what MISS USA did do get her second chance.

2847 days ago
95.

SANDRA SMITH    

believe Donald Trump. Remember Barbara Walters straight out lied to everyone in the Star Jones, episode. She even lied to Star, when Star asked Barbara if job was in jeopardy. Barbara, unfortunately has no credibility. Barbara Walters has shown the world that she will lie for her TV show The View. Now she has got herself caught up in playing up to both Trump and Rosie. I believe she said everything the Donald said she did. He does not have any reason whatsoever to lie about that. Barbara just did not expect him to make their conversation public. Now she has to back paddle to appease Rosie and continue to enjoy the upswing in the ratings of her show. Poor Barbara she has literally sold herself to the devil for ratings. Also Barbara should remember that Karma is a bitch. The one good thing that Star Jones did, which is in retrospect is great, was to tell what really happened back in June, when she did. It really elevates her credibility stock when those other players around her are freefalling with theirs. Rosie was not the best choice for the View, and how it was done was wrong and now it is coming back to bite her in the ass.
Rosie came on the show saying anything what she wanted about people. She said that Oprah was gay because Gayle King is her best friend. Does she think that straight women can't have female BFF unless they have sexual desires for them? I guess Oprah chose not to fuel in further with a response.
She accused Kelly Ripa of being homophobic because she did not want Clay Aiken's hand over her mouth. Kelly Ripa was correct to put her in check. on national TV. Rosie did not expect that. And The Donald is hitting it out of the ballpark with his reaction. Hopefully Rosie, Barbara and ABC will learn that you just don't say anything for the sake of raising the ratings.

2847 days ago
96.

Jon    

Hey N (NANCY by the way to all of you who don't know who she is)~
I bet you are not pencil thin and a supermodel.
And I am a guy and in no way am I am not a lesbian, fat or ugly, and i am not weak..... So what am I then? Get a better act when you can act your IQ not your shoe size.. Oh wait -- it is one in the same isn't it?

2847 days ago
97.

sam    

Rosie great. Barbara is no dummy. The ratings are better than ever. Why fire the golden goose?? Rosie will be around as long as she wants.

The bottom line is always ratings and right now they have the time slot!

2847 days ago
98.

Gigi    

If Donald Trump feels his manhood is threatened by Rosie and must retaliate by throwing out 5th grade insults regarding her physical appearance, it's time he bought himself a mirror or started taking Viagra. Whatever would he do if he felt threatened or criticized by some hunky guy like Matthew Fox or Brad Pitt?

2847 days ago
99.

sam    

Rosie's very funny. We love her on the 'The View'. She's already looking for other opportunities but not because Barbara wants her gone. She doesn't like the daily schedule that takes her away from her kids. SO if she does ever leave it will be on her own accord. Other posters are correct, check the ratings. That's all that matters to the money makers. Her job is safe.

2847 days ago
100.

Megan    

Donald Trump should really be ashamed of himself for going back and forth in this childish "she said" manner. He thinks because he has his money he deserves the respect from everyone, but Donald remember, "the fool and his money will soon depart".

2847 days ago
101.

donna    

Once upon a time, Donald was my hero. It is my understanding that although he did not declare bankruptcy, he failed to pay alot of contractors he employed in his construction deals. i.e. Atlantic City and NYC, plus .......... He put alot of people and companies out of business. SAD. And yet he holds his head up high. He
should be ashamed of himself.
Donna

2847 days ago
102.

Susan    

Well lets see , what makes Donald so great on making comments on being ugly , Has he looked in the mirrror lately? Hes one of the ugliest people Ive seen. The only reason he keeps going on and on and having one wife after another is his money that he so call has, Mister bankrupt himself .So as for all his nasty comments on looks he better go see a plastic surgeon real soon. Because his next wife will have to walk with him with a paper bag over his head. As for ROSIE you go girl keep up all the good work we love you, thanks for all the good laughs. Susan from southwest florida.

2847 days ago
103.

nomoreidiots    

Donald Trump proves the point that money doesn't buy class. Maybe a wife or two or is it three, but not class.

2847 days ago
104.

maria aragon    

I am so sick of hearing Trump on every talk show he can get on, he is an ASS HOLE. At least Rosie is intertaining, and I have to admit when she did that comb over, on her show I could not stop laughing. Yes she is crude at times, but that is the type of comedian she is. I have stopped watching the Trumps show, since it got boring. And he should not be calling Rosie FAT, he does not have a body to be proud of. He is one poor sucker, if he thinks the women marry him for his brain or looks, they all marry his money. Ivana was the only women that maybe really loved him, and he dumped her and she came out smelling like a ROSE.

2847 days ago
105.

Esme    

N, you've been blasted twice now for BOTH times that you've offered your baseless suggestion that only ugly, overweight lebians support Rosie. Shut it, already, until you have something intelligent to add to the conversation!

I heard Trump on some show yesterday where he kept overtalking the host and repeated the same comment ("Barbara knows what she said") as if saying it so many times he's going to convince us he's right. He came across as totally deluded -- doesn't he have people in his inner circle to let him know he's looking like a bigger idiot every time he opens his ass-mouth?

I work from home and enjoy 'Hot Topics' on 'The View' with my breakfast and have done for a few years now. I loved Meredith and cried (don't laugh) a bit on her last day. I also enjoyed Star and was disappointed when I heard they were hiring Rosie, since it seemed like a such a blow to Star since Rosie had questioned Star's decision to keep her gastric by-pass surgery a secret & having credited her weight loss to diet & exercise alone. So when Rosie started, I watched that first episode with a bit of resentment.

But low and behold...Rosie won me over on her first day on the job and with each passing 'Hot Topics,' I find myself thinking that not only is this woman hilarious (I haven't laughed openly so much to TV as I have with her on the show), but after two terms of Bush and a burgeoning religious right movement in this country, we need someone like her to help restore balance. The US has become a less-free country over the past few years and if you don't belive me, just compare us to Canada: they have same-sex marriage, they don't give you a criminal record for smoking marijuana and they don't thrash immigrants like Bush did in the last few years. Those are only a few examples of where we've lost our freedom-loving ways and other countries have excelled at it.

I've never liked Donald Trump and I could only stand to watch one episode of 'The Apprentice.' Now I'll make it a wee mission of mine to get others to stop watching, too. My Mother struggles with her weight, along with scores of other family members and friends -- when Trump dissed Rosie's weight, he insulted a LOT of people I care about and love, and for that, he needs to go down.

Somebody should let him know that pumping out kids at his age isn't a good idea. Statistically, old fathers produce more developmentally-challenged children, in addition to a dramatic increase in the likelihood of having Autism.

Trump bites it hard!

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