NEW YORK (January 3, 2006) — Barbara Walters is back from vacation with two denials — one about Rosie O’Donnell and one about Donald Trump.
Walters told her audience on “The View” that she never told Trump she didn’t want O’Donnell on the show, as he has said she did. She says “nothing could be further from the truth.”
O’Donnell is on vacation this week and Walters says she’ll welcome her back “with open arms.”
Walters also says A-B-C asked her to read a statement denying that Trump had ever filed for “personal bankruptcy,” but that “several of his casino companies” have filed for business bankruptcies.” She says “they’re out of bankruptcy now.”
O’Donnell had said on the show that Trump had been “bankrupt so many times.”
O’Donnell and Trump have been feuding since he gave Miss U-S-A a second chance after allegations of underage drinking. O’Donnell said he had no right to be Tara Connor’s “moral compass.”