Clay Aiken Ready To Use ‘Shuttle Diplomacy’ To Repair Feud Between Donald Trump & Rosie O’Donnell
First Published: March 26, 2012 3:15 PM EDT Credit: OWN/NBC/Access Hollywood
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- “Celebrity Apprentice” standout Clay Aiken could be the man to broker a peace between Rosie O’Donnell and Donald Trump.
On Monday’s Access Hollywood Live, Clay said that, so far, the biggest surprise from his time on “The Celebrity Apprentice” is the fondness he’s developed for Trump, and when Billy Bush suggested he could sort out the feud between Trump and the singer’s pal Rosie, the redhead said he just might.
“I’ve thought of that… I feel like that may need to happen,” he said. “I don’t know if we can get the parties to come to the table or not.”
Recently, the feud between the two stars was reignited last week, after Trump took new aim at Rosie, this time, Tweeting about her talk show, which was canceled by the Oprah Winfrey Network just days before.
“Rosie O’Donnell has failed again. Her ratings were abysmal and Oprah cancelled her on Friday night,” Trump Tweeted last Monday morning. “When will media executives learn that Rosie just hasn’t got it.”
Aware of the feud, Clay said he’s ready to help out as a back and forth party.
“We may have to do a little shuttle diplomacy. I don’t know if we’ll get them in the same room with each other,” Clay said. “But, we’ll try.”
Clay also revealed that Rosie did not object to him doing “The Celebrity Apprentice.”
“She’s wished me luck,” he said of his pal. “She’s been very supportive.”
“The Celebrity Apprentice” airs Sunday nights at 8/7c on NBC.
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