Walters (left) and O'Donnell
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On Wednesday's The View
, Barbara Walters and Rosie O'Donnell quickly dismissed the issue of Donald Trump.
"Well," O'Donnell announced at the top of the show, "he's at it again."
"That poor, pathetic man," said Walters.
"Yes!" O'Donnell said, reaching across the table to high-five Walters and saying, "Sister-friend, give me a high sign" – as the audience roared its approval.
The joint appearance of the two women on the show came a day after Trump wrote an open letter to O'Donnell saying that Walters had lied to Rosie and to him. Trump released his letter to O'Donnell via the TV show The Insider
On Wednesday's View,
Walters said, "He just can't let go," as O'Donnell joked, "That man is obsessed with me. And, I'm happy to say, his show tanked."
Ratings for the premiere episode
of Trump's The Apprentice
on Sunday night averaged 9.1 million viewers.
In his letter, Trump said Walters called him while on vacation in an attempt to apologize for O'Donnell's on-air comments about him. Trump claimed Walters
said, "Donald, never get in the mud with pigs" and "don't worry, she won't be here for long."
On The View
last week, Walters told the audience she never told Trump
she regretted hiring O'Donnell.
The New York Post
's Page Six
reported on Tuesday that the cohosts clashed backstage
on Monday over Walters's handling of the O'Donnell-Trump feud. A spokesperson for the show told PEOPLE it was "only a squabble. It's business as usual. Everyone has moved on."
In her Web blog
Tuesday night, a fan named Patty wrote to ask O'Donnell: "we all want to know Rosie did you really have words with BW before the show and tell her you were mad she never called u in 10 days?"
Replied Rosie: "i did/but i never cursed/and it was 9 days."
And in response to a fan named Shana's question asking if she called Walters a liar, O'Donnell said: "i never called her a liar/i asked how she could call HIM a friend."