The View just keeps on giving! Joy Behar joined in on the shenanigans on Wednesday, July 9, slamming her former View co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck after the Fox News contributor took shots at Rosie O’Donnell earlier in the day.
Hasselbeck, 37, interrupted her vacation this week to call in to Fox & Friends to speak out against O’Donnell, 52, after rumors swirled that the comedian may be returning to The View next season.
The television personality said the news of O’Donnell’s possible return ruined her vacation, and added, “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.”
Behar, 71, took issue with Hasselbeck’s statement, which she called “a hate-filled remark” when she stopped by CNN to make her voice heard with Don Lemon.
“I thought that was really kind of below the belt—to say that she spits in the face of the military,” she told the CNN host. “I’d like Elisabeth to explain herself, really. What does she mean by that?”
“Isn’t it kind of a nasty thing to say about somebody who basically is a good person?” Behar continued. “I mean, say what you want about Rosie O’Donnell, she’s a very generous person, she has a million kids, she’s always rescuing children—I mean, she has more kids than Mrs. Duggar at this point on her roster. Her son is at The Citadel—what more does Elisabeth want?”
A stout Republican, Hasselbeck famously clashed with the more-liberal O’Donnell about many political issues and specifically the military. Now, O’Donnell’s son Parker Jaren O’Donnell is enrolled in military school after “begging” his mother to allow him to enlist.
“To say that she spits in the face of the military, that’s a dangerous thing to say about somebody,” Behar added. “First of all, it’s not true. I would like her to prove it. Everything is fiction on Fox anyway, what am I talking about?”
Watch Behar add her two cents in the video above.