Elisabeth Hasselbeck harshly attacked her former "View" colleague Rosie O'Donnell on Wednesday's "Fox and Friends" and said that she thought O'Donnell has been planning her much-rumored return to the show for a "long time."
TMZ reported Tuesday that O'Donnell has signed a deal to come back as a host on "The View," which is in the midst of an almost complete reboot. Hasselbeck, who is on vacation, called into the show she currently hosts and left no doubt about where she stood on the news, bringing up her infamous fight with O'Donnell which led to O'Donnell's premature exit from the program.
"What could ruin a vacation more than to hear news like this?" Hasselbeck said. "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."
She also alleged that, when all the former "View" hosts had reunited to celebrate Barbara Walters' retirement, O'Donnell had walked around the show's set "with a lot of control" and had even told her that she'd planned the entire thing.
"I think this has been in the works for a long time," she said.