When it comes to popular daytime talk shows, a number of series come to mind. From The Oprah Winfrey Show and Dr. Phil” to “The Wendy Williams Show” and “The Real”, the possibilities for pop culture enthusiasts in search of “hot topics” were endless. However, one of the biggest daytime talk shows to grace our screens is The View. Since its debut in 1997, the show has added commentary on a variety of political and entertainment topics. However, the most popular aspects of the show are the interactions between its diverse and influential panel. Throughout its 25 seasons, The View has featured various presenters who have rocked the table with their controversial opinions and topics of conversation.
One of the most polarizing panelists on the series is none other than Elisabeth Hasselbeck. During her tenure, Hasselbeck was involved in several feuds with her co-hosts over her conservative views regarding women’s reproductive rights and the Iraq War in particular. In 2013, the former Fox and Friends host was summarily fired from the show – which reportedly left her in complete shock. “I couldn’t breathe—literally couldn’t breathe,” she wrote in her 2019 memoir Point of View: A Fresh Look at Work, Faith, and Freedom (via USA Today). “I was bent over – shock, asthma and betrayal took my breath away.”
However, on August 3, Hasselbeck returned to the show after a nearly 10-year absence, and fans have noted that things have changed little with Hasselbeck.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s only bizarre habit remains
In July, it was announced that Elisabeth Hasselbeck would be returning to The View as a guest presenter. “It will be an honor to co-host The View, share our best-selling children’s book Flashlight Night and, as always, tackle hot topics,” she said in a statement to People. She finally made her controversial guest appearance on the long-running talk show on Aug. 3 — bringing with it not only her conservative views, but a striking quirk as well.
During the Hot Topics section, Hasselbeck opened up about her love for Post-Its — which somehow led to her disappointment with President Joe Biden and his administration. “I love post-its. I actually have some that Jill could maybe use for our supreme commander,” she said (via Decider). Among the various criticisms, Hasselbeck wrote that “the recession is real” and “Americans can’t afford your America”. But despite her lack of support for President Biden, a Post-It revealed that he has Hasselbeck’s “prayers … because it is a difficult time and we should still be praying for our leaders.”
Shortly after her performance, fans took to social media to offer their opinions on her return. A person wrote: “Hey, [The View] – Next time you think about inviting Elisabeth Hasselbeck back to the table, don’t.” Another fan tweeted: “Not Elisabeth Hasselbeck further [The View] …I have nothing against a conservative, but do you?”