Elisabeth Hasselbeck: ‘I Don’t Hate Rosie,’ But What She Said About Troops Is Wrong

Truth rating: 10

By Daniel Gates


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Elisabeth Hasselbeck insists she does not “hate” Rosie O’Donnell despite some harsh back-and-forth between the two TV personalities in the wake of the announcement that O’Donnell will return to “The View.”

The conservative Hasselbeck and the liberal O’Donnell famously clashed when both were on the show several years ago, and earlier this week Hasselbeck made waves when she said that O’Donnell “spit in the face of our military.”

Joy Behar called Hasselbeck’s attack “dangerous” and “hate-filled,” and on Thursday, Hasselbeck posted a message on Instagram in response.

The note (see below) explains, “I don’t hate Rosie. 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 quotes O’Donnell as saying, “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?”

The comments alongside Hasselbeck’s message show that people are definitely still divided and passionate about those words.

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