Comedian Rosie O'Donnell recently donated $1,000 to the "relief fund" of Reality Winner, the 25-year-old government contractor accused of leaking top secret information, and then boasted about it on social media.
She even called Winner, who is being charged under the Espionage Act, a "brave young patriot."
brave young patriot - https://t.co/MCnQ1U33vF— ROSIE (@Rosie) June 7, 2017
Indeed, many Democrats believe that Winner, who is openly against President Donald Trump, his administration and other Republicans, took an honorable action by leaking the highly sensitive documents to news outlet The Intercept.
Obviously, the government disagrees as do most other Republicans and conservatives. Many top conservative commentators said Winner is a "deep state" actor who had an ax to grind with the Trump administration.
Then there are others, like Fox News host Dana Perino, who believe that supporting the actions of Winner encourage other young women to ruin their lives, too — something O'Donnell, who is supposedly a feminist, seemingly wouldn't support.
"Rosie O'Donnell risks ruining young women's lives by egging on illegal acts that will bankrupt their parents," Perino tweeted Saturday, adding an angry "emoji."
Rosie O'Donnell risks ruining young women's lives by egging on illegal acts that will bankrupt their parents. 😡 https://t.co/aj8WPgeHUy— Dana Perino (@Dana Perino)1497096560.0
Perino's single tweet was all it took to trigger O'Donnell, who later replied on Twitter that she "never liked" Perino and denied that she is encouraging other young women to follow in Winner's footsteps.