LOS ANGELES - Donald Trump got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Tuesday, and, no surprise, was asked, and asked, and asked about Rosie O'Donnell. But the billionaire developer said he is finished with the feud.
"If somebody says something on the other side, I always respond. But they have really been well behaved and they haven't said anything so there's nothing to respond to," he told The Associated Press. "If the press would let it die I'm sure it would die."
And then he gave the imbroglio a bit of CPR.
"Not everybody has to be politically correct," he said Tuesday. "I think that's why this so-called feud took on a life of its own, because it wasn't politically correct. In a way it's wonderful that she doesn't like me and I don't like her. There's nothing wrong with that."
Trump also denied that he insulted O'Donnell with the f-word - fat.
He did, however, use the word in reference to "The View" co-host in an interview with Fox last month.
The fight between Trump, 60, and O'Donnell, 44, erupted in December after Trump announced that Miss USA Tara Conner would keep her title, which had been in jeopardy because of underage drinking. He owns the pageant.
O'Donnell said the twice-divorced real-estate mogul had no right to be "the moral compass for 20-year-olds in America." Trump fired back in various interviews, calling O'Donnell a "loser" and a "degenerate."
Notables at the Hollywood Boulevard ceremony - the unveiling of the 2,327th star on the walk - included Jay Leno, Larry King and producer Mark Burnett, who created "Survivor" and Trump's show, "The Apprentice." Trump's family - wife Melania, 9-month-old son Barron, son and "Apprentice" co-star Donald Jr. and daughter Tiffany - were also on hand. Daughter Ivanka was "looking at real estate," Trump said, and son Eric was watching a live broadcast of the star ceremony at home.
Trump boasted as he held his baby boy, who wore an all-navy outfit and sported a similar hair style as his dad.
"He's strong, he's smart, he's tough, he's vicious, he's violent - all of the ingredients you need to be an entrepreneur, and most importantly, hopefully he's smart because smart is really the ingredient," Trump said.
Barron, meanwhile, had taken a firm grip on the microphone.
"Uh, oh, he won't give up the mike," said Trump, momentarily upstaged by his future apprentice.
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