Rosie O’Donnell Says Meghan McCain Is a ‘Piece of Work’ on ‘The View’


Rosie O’Donnell has a controversial run on The View each instances that she was on. The comic doesn’t bear in mind her time on the ABC discuss present fondly however she continues to be asked about her expertise there. When the star made an look on Watch What Happens Live, she let her opinion about Meghan McCain be recognized.

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How lengthy was Rosie O’Donnell on ‘The View?’

O’Donnell joined The View because the moderator after authentic co-host Meredith Vieira left the present. The actress got here in throughout season 10 and solely lasted one season. Her departure got here after she starred in a heated second with Elisabeth Hasselbeck over a dialogue relating to the battle in Iraq.

What O’Donnell subsequently mentioned was that she didn’t like how producers did a split-screen of the women’ sparring. She believed it made a spectacle out of a severe dialog pitting them one towards the opposite.

The TV persona gave the morning present a second shot in season 18 when The View underwent a makeover. This time, O’Donnell was not the moderator as Whoopi Goldberg had taken over that position because the former left the primary time.

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O’Donnell as soon as once more deserted the discuss present and looking out again, she places the blame on Goldberg.

“I believe all of us agreed that it was higher for everybody,” O’Donnell mentioned in an interview with Howard Stern about her abrupt exit in 2015. “Whoopi actually didn’t like me.”

O’Donnell mentioned that Goldberg had a difficulty together with her as a result of the latter perceived she was overstepping her position on the panel. Though The View is an ensemble, Goldberg is the lead co-host because the moderator. There was a second when O’Donnell took the present to a industrial break when it was Goldberg’s job to take action.

“When folks say, ‘Properly, what occurred?’ I say, ‘Return and watch them.’ It’s not like a thriller. Watch the way in which it went down, and I don’t must say something,” O’Donnell added.

What does Rosie O’Donnell consider Meghan McCain?

When O’Donnell made an look on Bravo’s late-night present, the comedic actress answered questions from the Shady Rosie Doll. One of many queries was about who was probably the most and least efficient conservative voice on The View.

“I haven’t’ watched it however I hear Meghan McCain can be a piece of labor on that present,” O’Donnell mentioned. “I don’t know, possibly she and Elisabeth [Hasselbeck] can duke it out.”

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“Best I don’t know,” she added. “I don’t hearken to what they are saying, it’s so arduous for me to fee it in any approach. I must say Hasselbeck was the one which had that mantle for a very long time. Who is aware of? I don’t watch it that a lot.”

When McCain additionally guest-starred on the present, she had some severe shade for Hasselbeck. The conservative didn’t prefer it when Hasselbeck mentioned she would pray the coronavirus away.

“I took this virus significantly from the very starting and I believed lots of this rhetoric was actually harmful. I believe it’s actually, actually unlucky and harmful that she mentioned that,” McCain said on WWHL.

McCain was so disenchanted at her fellow Republican that she mentioned she wouldn’t wish to host together with her once more.

“I don’t must co-host together with her once more,” she added. “It’s unlucky as a result of I’ve been an enormous fan of her a very long time. Anyone who’s screwing round with this virus and placing out misinformation, I simply don’t actually have lots of time for proper now.”

The View airs weekdays at 11 a.m. ET and 10 a.m. CT/PT.