Trump hater and former “The View” co-host Rosie O’Donnell spoke on Brooke Shields” podcast Tuesday and vigorously trashed the leftist show that she ditched nearly a decade ago, asserting that it is “not something” she ever plans on doing again.
Speaking on the “Now What? With Brooke Shields” podcast, the vitriolic actress who is now 61 made it abundantly clear to any fans she has left that she would not return to the ABC show, period.
“I know this — it’s not the best use of my talent to get in a show where I have to argue and defend basic principles of humanity and kindness,” O’Donnell told Shields.
“It was not something that I would ever do again,” O’Donnell said insinuating somehow that her basic principles were compromised on a show she evidently thought was too conservative. “It’s nothing I’d want to do again. I can say that.”
She proceeded to whine at length about her former co-host, conservative commentator Elisabeth Hasselbeck and how she was forced to debate her in 2007 over the Iraq War and then take on co-host Whoopi Goldberg regarding Bill Cosby, according to the New York Post.
“Elisabeth Hasselbeck was on there and Bill Geddie was the producer of an all-woman’s talk show with supposedly a woman’s voice was a man, an old, cis, white man, Republican who was against everything that I believed in and stood for, and he loved Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and would go into her little dressing room and give her notes and talking points of the Republican press that they would release daily,” O’Donnell carped.
Geddie was an executive producer on the show from its premiere in 1997 until 2014.
“She had the talking points,” she whined.
“I was trying to get her to feel more than to fact, I’m like, ‘But what do you feel about this?’ I tried. Here’s what I did. When I took the job, I said to myself, I’m going to love her no matter what. I took her to her first Broadway show, I took her kids to see the Nickelodeon shows with me and my kids, I had her to my house,” the actress recounted.
“And then one day on the show, she [Hasselbeck] kind of threw me under the bus and I was like, ‘Are you f***ing kidding me?’” O’Donnell recounted. “I finished the show, got my coat, walked out, and said, ‘I’m not going back’ — and I didn’t until a few years later when they asked me to come back. And Whoopi [Goldberg] was on it and we clashed in ways that I was shocked by.”
Last summer, Hasselbeck made a return to “The View” and O’Donnell took to TikTok, calling her comeback “strange.”
“I remembered why I don’t want to watch it with her anymore,” she sneered, according to the New York Post. “Her little Post-It notes, I don’t know.”
O’Donnell first appeared as a co-host on “The View” during its 10th season from 2006-2007. She eventually returned in 2014 but that stay was very short and she left months later leaving some to conclude that the comedian has trouble getting along with just about everyone.
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