- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 12, 2017

Comedian and former talk-show host Rosie O’Donnell has a new idea for preventing President-elect Donald Trump from taking office — martial law.

Hollywood hand-wringing over Mr. Trump’s Election Day victory was taken to a new level Wednesday night when Ms. O’Donnell told over 900,000 followers that she “fully” supported the imposition of martial law prior to Jan. 20.

“I fully support imposing martial law — delaying the inauguration — until Trump is ‘cleared’ of all charges,” Ms. O’Donnell, who formerly co-hosted “The View” with Barbara Walters, tweeted.

The comedian, who failed to list any official charges that should prevent Mr. Trump from taking office, also linked to an image describing environments where military control of the civilian population “might be best.”

Ms. O’Donnell, a regular critic of Mr. Trump, last made national headlines when she suggested that the billionaire’s 10-year-old son, Barron, may be autistic. Fierce backlash over the baseless allegations prompted her to apologize to the future first lady.

“I am sorry for the pain I caused — it was not my intent — I am truly sorry,” the comedian tweeted Dec. 1.


Wednesday’s tirade was coupled with the release of a “W” magazine anti-Trump video by Hollywood celebrities reading Gloria Gaynor’s 1978 hit song “I Will Survive.”

Some of the actors who took part in the project include Emma Stone, Natalie Portman, Amy Adams, Matthew McConaughey and Chris Pine.

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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