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Trump finds time to tweet-mock Rosie O'Donnell

Commentary: The president digs up an old tweet from his long-time enemy and tweets it with his own pithy commentary.

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In the pink after his tweet-mocking of Rosie?

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The president has many important issues to consider.

Foreign affairs, the economy, the heinous carping of the so-called fake news about potential connections between his campaign and Russia.

On Thursday, however, he paused for a little light entertainment. He took to Twitter to remind his long-time enemy Rosie O'Donnell about a tweet she'd emitted in December. It had read: "FIRE COMEY."

Trump, who fired the FBI director on Wednesday, retweeted it together with the words: "We finally agree on something Rosie."

I suspect the word "touche!" might have been close to Trump's thoughts as he (or an aide) pressed the tweeting button.

O'Donnell's original tweet was sent when the FBI director was being derided by Hillary Clinton supporters for having had -- in their view -- an unnatural impact on her election chances. This was after he'd revealed to Congress just before the election that his agency was renewing its investigation into Clinton's emails.

Now, however, some have suspicions that Comey was fired because he was leading an investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russia. One of those with suspicions was O'Donnell herself, who has tweeted and retweeted messages that Trump should resign over Russia.

She and Trump have enjoyed a long feud, ever since she criticized him in 2006 over his reaction to revelations concerning a Miss USA winner.

This somehow led to a longstanding mutual enmity that included a tweet sent by Trump in 2011, reading: "I feel sorry for Rosie 's new partner in love whose parents are devastated at the thought of their daughter being with @Rosie -- a true loser."

He also found time to insult her during the first Republican presidential debate.

However, did Trump really spend hours of his precious day trying to dig up O'Donnell's Comey tweet? Perhaps not. BuzzFeed's Brandon Wall tweeted that it had appeared on the Trump subreddit 20 minutes before Trump's triumphal subtweet.

Trump's tweet was sent from an iPhone. He often tweets from his Android phone, whereas staffers are said to tweet on his behalf from an iPhone. However, Trump's social media director recently revealed that the president now also has a new iPhone.

As for O'Donnell, she didn't respond to a request for comment. She did, however, answer someone on her website on Wednesday who angrily addressed her about her previous criticism of Comey.

She replied, in part: "comey with the e mail s*** i woulda fired him that day, trump didnt he blew him kisses, comey folded to trump pressure or wanted trump to think that its not over, FBI -- full of our smartest -- will get his flabby orange a**."

Moreover, on Thursday, after Trump's subtweet, she took to Twitter to post a picture of a shark.

Accompanying it were the words: "this hammerhead swam next to my boat for ten minutes in the ocean in front of mara largo #cantMAKEitUP #TrumpDONE."

Later on Thursday, she tweeted back directly at Trump: "- u don't even realize the kind of trouble u r in - comeys people believe in him - for real - they have the proof - u r a sadistic man #USA."

Originally published May 11 at 6:23 p.m. PT.
Updated May 12 at 2:28 a.m. PT: Added tweeted reply from O'Donnell.

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