People have just begun to come out for their Democratic favorites in the 2020 presidential election. Their choices range from anybody but Donald Trump to specific Democrats with specific positions. A longtime actor and activist has just made her choice.
Appearing on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen show wearing a Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) campaign shirt, actor Rosie O’Donnell said that she was going to stand with Warren for the 2020 presidential election. The reason was that the senator:
‘…knows how to handle that baby in the White House. Warren’s my choice. We need a leader. And she’s been leading. Every time she opens her mouth she gets more respect. Because she has plans for everything. She knows what she’s doing.’
There was no question that O’Donnell would support a woman over a man in the next presidential election:
‘There’s a bunch of women who are really strong out there.’
The latest MoveOn poll showed that the Massachusett’s senator had overtaken all of the Democratic candidates with 38 percent of MoveOn’s members supporting her. ‘She also leads in the states that vote early: California, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire and South Carolina,’ according to NBC News.
O’Donnell, 57. is staring in a new HBO series I Know This Much Is True. She is also a comedian, author, activist, and co-hosted the View. She has been very outspoken about Donald Trump.
In return, the president of these United States called her “a pig,” “a loser,” and “mentally unstable.” Perhaps, he projected.
The actor originally was supporting both Warren and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) for the 2020 presidential race. Then, she decided to go with Warren.
O’Donnell has just written a new book about The View. However, in Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of The View, she also talks about being sexually abused by her father, according to Page Six:
‘It started very young, And then when my mother died, it sort of ended in a weird way, because then he was with these five children to take care of. On the whole, it’s not something I like to talk about. Of course, it changes everyone. Any child who is put in that position, especially by someone in the family, you feel completely powerless and stuck, because the person you would tell is the person doing it.’
Speaking of punch, where did Warren learn to fight? She joined the debate club in high school. According to The New York Times, debate was a place where girls could compete on equal ground:
‘She loved learning about the big topics of the day — Medicare, unions, nuclear disarmament. She began carrying around a large metal box with hundreds of index cards with quotes and facts written on them.’
Warren was “competitive and had extraordinary focus and self-discipline” Her high school friend and member of her debate team Joe Pryor remembered:
‘…her ruthlessness in preparation. She was just flat out better than me. She wanted to be the best. She wanted it more than I did. She wanted it more than anybody did.’
In the MoveOn poll, Senator Bernie Sander (I-VT) came in with 17 percent in the nationwide poll. The former vice president Joe Biden took 15 percent of the vote for third place. South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg took fourth place with 12 percent of the vote, and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) had seven percent of the vote.