*It was just like old times.
Rosie O’Donnell came for Elisabeth Hasselbeck yet again – this time over Twitter after the “Fox and Friends” co-host suggested the Black Lives Matter movement be labeled a “hate group.”
The two, who sit on opposite sides of the political spectrum, squabbled famously as co-hosts of “The View,” with their last split-screen showdown prompting Rosie to quit the show – the first time.
On Monday, Hasselbeck was discussing the Black Lives Matter protest in St. Paul Minnesota and the group’s chant, “Fry ’em like bacon! Pigs in a blanket!” — which police took to be a promotion to target them the day after a Texas deputy was shot while pumping gas into his police cruiser. Black Lives Matter organizers said they were not advocating for violence, just equal treatment.
Hasselbeck asked her “Fox and Friends” guest, conservative black writer Kevin Jackson, “Why has the Black Lives Matter movement not been classified as a hate group? How much more has to go in this direction before someone actually labels it as such?”
Jackson said, “Well they should do it, but unfortunately it’s being financed by the leftists … Ironically it’s people that have nothing, really no concern at all about black lives.”
“Some r slow to wake,” Hasselbeck’s former co-host, Rosie O’Donnell wrote on Twitter after mentioning Hasselbeck’s words. She also retweeted a post, “when r we going to declare Donald Trump as a hate group?”
Hasselbeck asked, “Kevin, why has the Black Lives Matter movement not been classified yet as a hate group? …” some r slow 2 wake
— Rosie (@Rosie) August 31, 2015
After the fallout from her comments, Hasselbeck said she was trying to find a balance between journalism and her religion.
“My calling @foxandfriends is to ask questions and my calling as a #Christian is to #LoveAllGodsPeople – I give my best to do both each day,” she wrote on Twitter around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
This isn’t the first time Hasselbeck has come under fire over issues of race.
In July, she suggested Sandra Bland, who died in jail after an altercation with Texas police, may have threatened cops.
Last year, she was dragged for comparing the NFL domestic abuse scandal to the Obama administration’s handling of the 2012 Benghazi attack on the American consulate in Libya.