Hasselbeck, who sparred with O’Donnell on The View back in 2007, called in to Fox News’ Fox & Friends morning show while she was on vacation this week to discuss O’Donnell’s possible return to The View.
“What could ruin a vacation more than to hear news like this?” Hasselbeck said. “I know Rosie very well. We worked quite closely. Talk about not securing the border!”
“Here in 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 for the time that she was there, coming back with a bunch of control ready to regain a seat at the View table,” she continued.
“Not surprising,” she added about the expected casting. “I think this has been in the works for a long time.”
The news of O’Donnell, 52, possibly making a return to the talk show follows the departures of Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd. Whoopi Goldberg currently remains as the one host of the ABC show. Sources confirmed to Us Weekly that O’Donnell is in “serious talks” to rejoin the show and is “very close to signing.”
Hasselbeck added that fellow comic Goldberg, 58, is “the leader” on The View, and would not let O’Donnell’s famously loud personality “control her.”
“I don’t think it would be wise for Rosie O’Donnell to challenge Whoopi Goldberg on anything,” she continued. “I really don’t.”
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