The Donald Trump campaign has confirmed an encounter between his nemesis, Rosie O’Donnell, and his daughter Ivanka.
CNN reports that an aide to the Trump campaign confirmed that Rosie and Ivanka “ran into each other,” but stopped short of providing any details. O’Donnell tweeted about the encounter Wednesday, writing: “@IvankaTrump in a city of 8 million – we meet face 2 face – i thank u 4 listening – mother 2 mother – on this new years week – my best 2 u.”
CNN cites a source saying the two women had a conversation, characterizing it as more than a run-in. O’Donnell said the women met at the Manhattan restaurant Nobu 57.
“The encounter comes after Ivanka Trump’s father revived his public feud with the actress and TV host a little more than a week ago in the first presidential debate,” CNN notes. “Donald Trump has previously called O’Donnell a ‘slob’ and a ‘pig’ — insults that Hillary Clinton’s campaign has used in attack ads to paint him as sexist.”
The report notes that Clinton brought up the insults during the first presidential debate, prompting Trump to say: “Hillary is hitting me with tremendous commercials. Some of it I said in entertainment, some of it said to somebody who has been very vicious to me, Rosie O’Donnell. I said very tough things to her and I think everybody would agree she deserves it and nobody feels sorry for her.”