Rosie O'Donnell says the NBC medical reporter should have gone on TV and called herself an ass
Dr. Nancy Snyderman’s apology on Monday’s “Nightly News” was simply not enough, according to the co-hosts of “The View.”
Nicolle Wallace started Tuesday morning’s show by saying the NBC medical correspondent made a huge error in breaking her voluntary Ebola quarantine after returning to the U.S. from covering the virus outbreak in West Africa and that her apology fell short.
“I don’t think it’s going to be enough, considering her role,” Wallace said. “She is NBC’s on-air medical expert. She has an obligation to set an example. So if the quarantine that everybody else has to follow is 21-days, period, end of story, then the quarantine that she has to follow should be the same. I think she made this worse for herself.”
Rosie O’Donnell went further, calling Snyderman’s apology “crappy.”
“She should have said, ‘Yep, totally messed up. Guilty. Sorry. Kind of an ass.’ She should have said that,” O’Donnell explained.
Whoopi Goldberg offered to help Snyderman during the quarantine.
“I know you don’t have symptoms yet, but the 21 days isn’t up yet,” Goldberg said. “I don’t want to see you out looking for soup. I’ll take you for soup, after the 21 days.”
Wallace also suggested that Snyderman’s actions were irresponsible on a professional level, saying: “She’s missed a wonderful opportunity to be a spokesperson in this country and say, ‘I quarantined myself out of an abundance of precaution. You do the same.’ She doesn’t get to say that now.”
Snyderman originally agreed to a voluntary quarantine after coming in contact with cameraman Ashoka Mukpo. On Thursday, she was spotted in the parking lot of the Peasant Grill restaurant in Hopewell, N.J. Snyderman and her crew are now under a mandatory quarantine due to her violation.
Watch the video from Tuesday morning’s “The View” above.