'What R the Chances,' Rosie O'Donnell Wonders in Poem About Ivanka Trump Encounter

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Image via Nicholas Hunt/Getty.

A few days ago, Rosie O’Donnell ran into Ivanka Trump at Nobu. This was noteworthy, as Ivanka’s father had recently reignited his decade-long feud with O’Donnell at the first presidential debate. “@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,” O’Donnell wrote on Twitter.

In a poem titled “8 million to one” published Thursday night, O’Donnell, who often expresses herself in verse on rosie.com, elaborated on this encounter. O’Donnell reflects on feelings of depression and shame following the debate, and says Ivanka was “absurdly kind.” She also describes Jared Kushner’s “calming charm,” which seems a bit generous. (It is all a bit generous.)

Here is an excerpt:

“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

Read the rest here.

In response to Rosie’s poetry, I have written a poem of my own, titled “Wow Rosie.” You may read it below.

Wow Rosie

Wow Rosie

Pls do not b sad

I love yr poems

bye

Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.

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