Elisabeth Hasselbeck has stressed that she does not ‘hate’ Rosie O’Donnell … but she’s still upset by O’Donnell’s comments about the US Army actions during the war in Iraq.
As you will recall, Hasselbeck – who famously clashed with O’Donnell during their time at The View – had expressed her displeasure over O’Donnell’s possible return to the show (which was later confirmed by ABC) by saying that the latter ‘spit in the face of our military.’ This statement prompted another The View former co-host Joy Behar to demand that Hasselbeck ‘should explain’ her ‘dangerous’ and ‘hate-filled’ remarks.
So on Thursday, Hasselbeck took to Instagram to explain.
‘I don’t hate Rosie,’ the note she posted (below) reads. ‘I actually called her to talk to her 7 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.’
She then goes on to quote the supposed offensive comments made by O’Donnell:
I just want to say something: 655,000 Iraqi civilians 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?