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Rosie O'Donnell: President Obama Should Go to 'Oprah' Instead of 'The View'

July 30, 2010 (7:26 am) GMT
Calling 'The View' is too 'fluffy,' the former co-host of the TV show suggests President Barack Obama should appear in 'an hour on Oprah or something.'
Rosie O'Donnell: President Obama Should Go to 'Oprah' Instead of 'The View'

Outspoken comedienne has blasted U.S. president Barack Obama's decision to appear on U.S. TV's "", insisting the magazine program is too "fluffy" for a world leader. Obama became the first sitting American president to guest on a daytime talk show when the pre-taped interview aired on Thursday, July 29, in which he discussed his family, politics and pop culture with the panel of female presenters, including and veteran newswoman .

O'Donnell, a former co-host on "The View", claims the president should have chosen a more reputable program, like "" - but she insists she is pleased for her former colleagues. Speaking on the Sirius XM radio show on Wednesday, July 28, she said, "I have mixed feelings about that (Obama's appearance). I don't really think sitting presidents should go do fluffy daytime TV shows. Maybe an hour on Oprah or something."

"I don't really want to see him on The View, although I'm happy for them (co-hosts). That's a good booking..." O'Donnell quit The View in 2006 after clashing with her fellow panelists.

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