Rosie O’Donnell referred to White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders as “suckabee” on Wednesday, telling Sanders that “history is watching you.”
During a White House press briefing Wednesday, Sanders denied allegations of collusion between Trump officials and members of the Russian government. Instead, she reminded the public that former aides of Hillary Clinton coordinated with Ukrainian government officials in their efforts to win the 2016 presidential election.
O’Donnell claimed Sanders wasn’t being honest by trying to “impugn efforts by Ukraine officials to warn Democrats” about former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his “shadowy” connections to the Ukrainian government.
“Hey suckabee – we see thru u – watch maddow tonight – she will tell u what ur next move is – and by the way – history is watching you sarah,” O’Donnell said in her tweet.
hey suckabee – we see thru u – watch maddow tonight – she will tell u what ur next move is – and by the way – history is watching you sarah pic.twitter.com/t5Du8SES5r
— ROSIE (@Rosie) July 12, 2017
A Politico report in January said the Ukrainian government attempted to help Clinton defeat Trump in the 2016 election.
“Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election,” Politico reported.
The website’s report also said Ukranian officials “helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers.”
Alexandra Chalupa, a consultant for the Democratic National Committee who had worked in the White House Office of Public Liaison during the Clinton administration, told Politico she had “developed a network of sources in Kiev and Washington, including investigative journalists, government officials and private intelligence operatives.” She shared information she uncovered about Trump and then-campaign manager Paul Manafort with the DNC.
O’Donnell has frequently attacked members of the Trump administration, as well as members of the president’s family.
The comedian attacked Barron Trump, son of Donald and Melania Trump, when she accused him of being autistic. She shared a video of Barron in November 2016, writing, “Barron Trump Autistic? If so – what an amazing opportunity to bring attention to the AUTISM epidemic.”
O’Donnell later apologized to Melania Trump for the comment.
“I apologize to @MELANIATRUMP – i was insensitive in my RT – i am sorry for the pain i caused – it was not my intent – i am truly sorry -,” O’Donnell said via Twitter following criticism.