Elisabeth Hasselbeck Stands By Her Comments About Rosie O'Donnell
By Jackie Willis
If you're looking for Elisabeth Hasselbeck to apologize for her recent harsh comments made about Rosie O'Donnell re-joining The View, you could be waiting a long time.
Following the official announcement that Rosie was returning to the ABC talk show, the FOX News star took to Instagram to defend the remarks made about her former co-host earlier this week. She captioned the photo message: "#OnMyMind ...just some notes."
On Wednesday, Elisabeth called into Fox & Friends to chat about The View news. "What could ruin a vacation more than to hear news like this?" she said. "Talk about not securing the border. Here 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."
On Thursday, she Instagrammed: "When asked about Barbara Walters retiring, I provided my analysis. When asked about Sherri [Shepherd] and Jenny [McCarthy] announcing their departure, I provided my analysis. When asked about Rosie coming back, I provided my analysis. When the next two chairs get filled--if asked--I will provide my analysis."
Rosie and Elisabeth famously butted heads in an infamous on-air fight on 2007, which started over the war in Iraq but quickly spilled into personal issues between the two. Rosie never returned following the tense episode.
Elisabeth goes onto comment on her relationship with Rosie: "I don't hate Rosie. I actually called to talk to her seven years ago. She did not want to speak to me. I am happy to have a #momversation about why I would never defend her 2007 comments below.
Elisabeth then includes this quote: "O'Donnell, 'I just want to say something: 655,000 Iraqi citizens are dead. Who are the terrorists? ...If you were in Iraq, and another country, the United States, the richest in the world, invaded your country and killed 655,000 of your citizens, what would you call us?'"
She concluded her Instagram with the simple hashtag: "#letfreedomring."