“The View” host Joy Behar sharply snapped at Bravo host Andy Cohen after being asked about former co-host Rosie O’Donnell Tuesday, saying that O’Donnell is “like the Sarah Palin of television.”
Appearing on “Watch What Happens Live,” Behar said that she didn’t expect O’Donnell’s return to the show in September 2014 to be successful. Her expectations were proved correct when O’Donnell left the show in February 2015.
Cohen wanted to know if Behar was surprised when she departed “The View” for a second time.
“This is not the first time she’s left,” Behar responded. “She’s left before. She’s like the Sarah Palin of television. She quits in the middle of her job! But you know, she’s so rich, and she’s the first person to tell you, she don’t care.”
“When she was coming back, did you think it was going to work out?” asked Cohen.
Behar explained, “I know what a strong personality she has. I know what a strong personality Whoopi Goldberg has. I know what the producers were thinking, and I didn’t think it would work out, and it didn’t.
O’Donnell wasn’t the only “View” host targeted on the show. During the segment “Plead The Fifth,” Behar was asked what annoyed her the most about Barbara Walters. After “pleading the fifth” to who has been the worst co-host of all time on “The View,” she replied, “Her plugging. She always plugged every little thing she was doing…it was like Tourette syndrome.”
“The View” questions ended, and the conversation turned political.
“Name three things Donald Trump would do well if elected president,” Cohen asked.
“Hair dressing. … Kidding. … I think he would tax hedge-funders, which they deserve it,” Behar said. “He would let in a few Syrian immigrants, which is a good thing to do, and he would be pro-choice, contrary to what he is running on. … He would change it.”