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July 30th, 2010 8:29am EDT

Rosie ODonnellRosie O'Donnell has blasted president Barack Obama's decision to appear on "The View," 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, in which he discussed his family, politics and pop culture with the panel of female presenters, including Whoopi Goldberg and veteran newswoman Barbara Walters.
 
O'Donnell, a former co-host on The View, claims the president should have chosen a more reputable program, like The Oprah Winfrey Show - but she insists she is pleased for her former colleagues.
 
Speaking on the Sirius XM radio show on Wednesday, 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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