Everyone knows that Elizabeth Hasselbeck hasn’t been a fan of Rosie O’Donnell’s since the two co-hosted together on The View.
The super-conservative, who has been on The View for ten years, went on record to tell how she really feels about O’Donnell’s surprise return.
During Barbara Walter’s retirement special, all of The View co-hosts from the past and present came together to support her exit. Hasselbeck reported that O’Donnell revealed to her that she actually produced the show. The 37-year-old spoke candidly to her co-workers on her new show, Fox & Friends.
“I do believe this has been in the works for a long, long time. [For O’Donnell] to have such ease the day of Barbara’s goodbye show was shocking to me. Would you think that the woman who left the way she did would be producing [Walter’s] goodbye show? Here’s the shocker: It was actually [O’Donnell’s] hello show.”
The outspoken comedian left in 2007 after one season, when she blamed Hasselbeck for not defending her against conservative critics. They argued heatedly on air until Joy Behar cut to a commercial break.
Hasselbeck continued her rant, saying:
“I know Rosie very well. We worked quite closely. Talk about not securing the border. Here comes to The View, the very woman who spit in the face of our military, spit in the face of her own network and really in the face of a person who stood by her and had civilized debates from the time that she was there.”
She even commented on how Whoopi Goldberg, the only remaining co-host, would react when O’Donnell returns.
“Anybody who is going to be in that seat…will have to be fully approved by Rosie. Whoopi is not going to let anybody control her. She is the leader on that show. I am going to be very interested to see how that goes.”
It seems like the feud between the two hosts with opposing viewpoints hasn’t ended and is just beginning.
What do you think about Hasselbeck exposing O’Donnell that way?