ABC’s The View has been very hesitant in playing up on-set drama for the new panel, which features Whoopi Goldberg, staunch liberal Rosie O’Donnell, Republican Nicolle Wallace, and Rosie Perez.
In fact, even though squabbles between Rosie O’Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg have been reported, none of the reports were blown way out of proportion. Despite everything, it looks like ABC is really holding down the fort and sticking to their guns that The View is no longer known for their shouting matches.
So, it was a bit of a surprise when O’Donnell took a few swings at panelist Nicolle Wallace on David Letterman. Wallace served under President George W. Bush as a former communications director, and one of the first conversations Nicolle had with O’Donnell was about Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath that occurred.
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Of the first conversation they had, O’Donnell said, “I don’t know if that was the best way to open conversation with her.” At the time, Rosie said Nicolle Wallace was away because she was getting married. Letterman then asked the outspoken liberal if Nicolle Wallace had any high moments working under President George Bush, which was the moment Rosie decided to take a bit of a swipe at Wallace.
“Well, maybe illegal wars, there was that. Maybe it’s me, I’m against torture on the whole.” That said, Rosie did end her segment on a good note, and said despite Wallace’s politics she does get along with her. “I really like her, I swear to God!”
The swipe comes on the heels of O’Donnell’s spat with Whoopi Goldberg. The two got into a shouting match on The View over racism. As the Inquisitr reported earlier, conversation turned to President Obama and the first lady revealing that they were mistaken as “hired help” during a trip to Target. The President also revealed that he was mistaken for a waiter at a gala.
Goldberg and O’Donnell immediately came to blows over the issue of race. “Racism exists and that’s a fact of American history and life today, and so we have to face it,” said O’Donnell.
Goldberg shot back, “Race only comes up for other people. We’ve always been black. We don’t think about it; it just is. But other people want us to address: Is it racism? Do you think it’s racism? I don’t know.”
It’s doubtful that Nicolle Wallace will respond back to O’Donnell’s swipe.
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