Rosie O'Donnell Talks The View on The Late Show, Says They Bring on a Fifth Person to "Help"—Watch!

Opens up about other panelists' careers prior to joining the show

By Francesca Bacardi Dec 19, 2014 1:44 PMTags

There are always rumors swirling about feuds on the set of The View, and Rosie O'Donnell neither admitted to nor shot down the whispers that have plagued the show for so long. But while talking to David Letterman while appearing on The Late Show, she did say that her first conversation with Nicole Wallace wasn't the smoothest.

A former communication's director for the Bush administration, Wallace joined the female-led talk show Sept. 15.

"I asked her the first day if it was her idea to do the fly over [Hurricane] Katrina, and I don't know if that was the best way to open conversation with her," O'Donnell said. "Luckily she was on her wedding and she had nothing to do with that so we actually get along very well."

Letterman and O'Donnell continued their conversation about Wallace's "interesting" career moments, which included the "illegal war."

"The illegal war...always difficult to explain away," he joked.


She also brought up the panelists' torture debate they had on air last week in which O'Donnell vehemently opposed the tactic.

"I just feel if Joseph Mengele would have enjoyed it, we should not do it," she said. "Maybe that's a hard line."

O'Donnell and The Late Show host also discussed the ever-rotating panel of four (this is her second time on the show) and said that occasionally they bring on a fifth member "to see if that would help."

Watch the video above to find out more about life on The View!