Donald Trump's Feud With Rosie O'Donnell Actually Began With A Fight Over Miss USA
Huffington Post - 5 months
Donald Trump’s infamous and ongoing beef with Rosie O’Donnell started over her criticism of his handling of a Miss USA beauty queen.
In 2006, New York tabloids reported that Tara Conner, the reigning Miss USA, had been spotted at a club making out with a Miss Teen USA and had failed a test for cocaine.
A New York Daily News story about the affair ― which reads suspiciously like Trump himself was a source ― speculated that Trump would be firing Conner. Never one to miss a media opportunity, Trump called a major press conference to publicly announce her fate.
As told later in a glowing profile of Conner in Oprah magazine, a benevolent Trump had second thoughts, and gave the beauty queen a second chance.
Originally, Donald planned on firing her, but after meeting with her in his office, he had a change of heart. “I hated it from the concept of what it would do to somebody’s life,” he says. “I said I was going to give her a second chance. ... The biggest backlash I had wa
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