Rosie O’Donnell Details Depression Caused by Presidential Debate Insult in Ivanka Trump Poem

On Wednesday, the comedian met Donald Trump’s daughter at an NYC restaurant

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Rosie O’Donnell wrote a poem about meeting Ivanka Trump in a New York City restaurant this week and revealed that the trip was the first time she had been out of bed since watching Donald Trump insult her during the presidential debate.

“I am tired, this is the first time I have been out out of bed really – to be honest, since the debate, I have been sleeping a lot,” O’Donnell wrote in a poem titled “8 Million to One,” posted to her website Thursday.  “Depression clings to me — it’s hard to walk, to shower, to try, to care.”

During the first debate of the general election, which was watched by 84 million people, Donald brought up the former “View” hosts name while sparring with Hillary Clinton over political attack ads.

Hillary is hitting me with tremendous commercials,” Trump said towards the end of the debate last week. “Some of it said in entertainment, some of it said by somebody who’s been very vicious to me, Rosie O’Donnell. I said very tough things to her and I think everybody would agree that she deserves it and nobody feels sorry for her.”

He has previously called her “dumb,” “a slob,” “disgusting,” and most recently said she had a “fat, ugly face.”

Despite Donald’s insults, O’Donnell described his daughter Ivanka as “the most beautiful woman I have ever seen.” Although O’Donnell wanted to leave the restaurant, she still introduced herself to Ivanka, writing she “smiled genuinely, her husband was warm and gracious” and noted Ivanka “was absurdly kind” after O’Donnell told her about the “pain and shame” she’s endured.

She ended the poem with, “I wrote a book once about bashert, the concept of meant to be. It has comforted me on my darkest days, when my inner voices scream ‘you deserved it’ — as her father has, same as my own.”

O’Donnell and Donald, both outspoken celebrities, have been embroiled in a war of words for years. In 2006, O’Donnell called Donald a “snake-oil salesman” following his announcement that he would not fire then-Miss USA Tara Conner. The arch enemies got into a Twitter feud in 2011 after Donald tweeted that he felt sorry for her new partner in love. O’Donnell responded, “wow u r an ass.”

Read the entire poem below.

i saw 4 cops – security i thought
well dressed
jovial – handsome – “yo rosie”
“wasssup men” my common reply

we walk toward one of the quiet booths
behind the stairway
i am tired
this is the first time i have been out

out of bed really – to be honest
since the debate
i have been sleeping a lot
depression clings to me

it’s hard to walk
to shower
to try
to care

i see a couple
sitting close together
in a small corner booth
directly across from me

i watch them
stunned by her face
and his calming charm
they were definitely a THEY

obvious for all to see
oblivious to all seeing them
love works like this
i thought

so connected
alone together
in a crowded corner

“that is the most beautiful woman i have ever seen”
i say aloud to dana
she turns to look – turns back at me
“that’s ivanka”

can’t be i said
no it can’t be
it is –
she reassures me

what r the chances i say to myself
as dana walked to the hostess station to ask
i stared at the young couple
as they ate – unaware

i was captivated by her beauty
it blinded me so
i didn’t realize it was even her
til dana walked back to the table –

nodding slowly
she said
it was

dear god
i prayed
guide me
out of here

we stood to move to another table
but i knew i could not stay
my heart i worried
would break again

it did 4 years ago
i won’t survive another one
change ur life
is the prescription

i walked the 5 steps toward her table
introduced myself
she smiled genuinely
her husband was warm and gracious

i told her of my children
some truths about myself
my pain and shame
she was absurdly kind

“i just wanted u to know”
i said in a shaky quiet voice
i then made my way down the large wooden stairway
into my waiting car

the entire encounter
start to finish
was 4 minutes

i wrote a book once
about bashert
the concept of
meant to be

it has comforted me
on my darkest days
when my inner voices scream
u deserved it

as her father has
same as my own