07/02/2014 11:22 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Joan Rivers Is Not A Fan Of 'The View' Shakeups

Joan Rivers reacted to the latest shakeup on "The View" during a recent appearance on HuffPost Live to discuss her book Diary of a Mad Diva.

Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy are leaving the show. The show has undergone other major changes in the past year: Barbara Walters just retired last month, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Joy Behar left the previous season. Rivers said that the news about Shepherd and McCarthy seemed to come "out of nowhere."

She suggested that "The View" was better before Hasselbeck left the show.

"I liked it when they had Elisabeth on, because Elisabeth represented a whole other group," Rivers said. "I thought it was great the way it was, leave it alone."

She said that she was also a big fan of McCarthy on the show.

"I don't know who's behind what, who the hell knows?" Rivers said. "But it's sad, I hate to see it, because I really like 'The View.'"

Barbara Walters created the daytime chatfest in 1997. Rivers added that Walters once told her that the sexiest president she ever interviewed was Richard Nixon.