Donald, 45, is playing the Abu Dhabi Championship this week at Yas Links with nine other LIV Golf players.
One of them, of course, is the 46-year-old Swede who was relieved of his duties after signing with the breakaway circuit.
After being fired, Stenson immediately won on his LIV debut then famously aimed a bizarre dig the backroom Ryder Cup Europe staff.
"I guess we can agree I played like a captain," said Stenson, who simply could not resist having a pop after collecting a winners cheque of $4m in Bedminster, New Jersey, in August.
Stenson also received a further $375,000 as the Majesticks GC won the team element.
Overall, Stenson won $5,566,000 on the course with LIV in 2022 after reportedly signing for a fee in the region of $40m to risk his captaincy.
Donald told Telegraph Sport's Jamie Corrigan that he has exchanged text messages with Stenson.
Pressed on whether it will be uncomfortable for Stenson at Yas Links, Donald said:
Stenson has previously claimed he would be willing to take a lie detector test over his denials that he used his Ryder Cup captaincy to improve his offer from LIV Golf.
Donald also said he has spoken to Sergio Garcia "a few times" but refused to reveal what was said.
Rory McIlroy's relationship with Garcia has apparently broken down completely.
Garcia, 43, reportedly sent McIlroy text messages urging the Northern Irishman to "shut up" about LIV Golf.
"I was pretty offended and sent him back a couple of daggers," McIlroy said of this.
One of Donald's vice-captains, Nicolas Colsaerts, said this week the actions of some players like Garcia doesn't sit well with him.
The Belgian believes Garcia shouldn't have expected the treatment he has always received since he decided to join a rival.
A court hearing in February will determine whether the DP World Tour can ban LIV players.
Until then they are able to continue earning Ryder Cup points.
Which is exactly what Stenson et al are doing.