Rosie: President Obama Should Never Have Gone on The View

Entertainment Jul. 29, 2010 AT 3:22PM
Rosie: President Obama Should Never Have Gone on The View Credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images; REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Former View co-host Rosie O'Donnell isn't too keen on President Barack Obama's decision to appear with the ladies of The View.

"I have mixed feelings about that," O'Donnell, 48, sniffed on her Sirius XM radio show Wednesday, the day before Obama's episode aired. (The President had pre-taped his appearance Wednesday.)

"I don't really think sitting presidents should go do fluffy daytime TV shows. Maybe an hour on Oprah or something," O'Donnell sniffed.

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"I don't really want to see him on The View, although I'm happy for them," she added. "That's a good booking, and Barbara [Walter's] going to come back that day after her heart surgery."

The comedienne co-hosted The View in 2006 but dropped out within the year after butting heads with other women on the show during heated political debates.

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During Obama's appearance on the show, the women of the show chatted with him about important political, international and social issues -- plus lighter fare, too.

Asked whether he was aware of Lindsay Lohan's current stint in jail, the Commander in Chief replied: "I actually know that, yes." Not on his radar? Jersey Shore's Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi. "I gotta admit, I don't know who Snooki is."

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He became tongue tied when asked about Mel Gibson, whose alleged, obscene audio tapes have stormed the web over the past couple weeks . After stammering, he uttered that he "hadn't seen the tapes."

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