Elisabeth Hasselbeck might want to just chill out a bit while on her vacation.
Hasselbeck got straight to the point, bringing up her infamous fight with O’Donnell, which led to the comic’s exit from the show.
“What could ruin a vacation more than to hear news like this?” Hasselbeck asked co-hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade. “I know Rosie very well. We worked quite closely. Talk about not securing the border! Here comes in 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 for the time that she was there, coming back with a bunch of control ready to regain a seat at the View table.”
Take a breath, Elisabeth, take a breath.
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O’Donnell‘s possible re-hiring is “not surprising” to Hasselbeck.
“I think this has been in the works for a long time,” she told her co-hosts.
Hasselbeck, who is well-known for her staunch support of American troops, insinuated that the reunion show was a precursor to O’Donnell’s return to The View.
“I’ll go back to the reunion show for [Barbara Walters]. How odd is this, when you have the woman, who again, insinuated that our own troops were terrorists in Iraq at the time, then left the show…to have such ease the day of Barbara’s goodbye show was shocking to me? She walked around with a lot of control and I had the chance to talk to her,” said Hasselbeck. “Rosie herself told me, on-set, while we were mic’ed up, that she produced the reunion show to have everybody together and it was her idea. Now, would you think that the woman who left in the way that she did would be producing Barbara’s goodbye show? Here’s the shocker: It was actually her hello show.”
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Hasselbeck said she will be “very interested” to see how O’Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg might get on together if O’Donnell does indeed return to the show.
“I don’t think it would be wise for Rosie O’Donnell to challenge Whoopi Goldberg on anything. I really don’t,” she cautioned. “And I would also say that after years of being there, Rosie found out one thing about me: Don’t mess with a pregnant mama and do not mess with our military when it comes to this girl sitting next to her.”
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