Donald Trump. (AP File Photo)
Olivia Barker, USA TODAY
It's the broadcasting legend v. the legendary loudmouth.
Barbara Walters took her "friend," Donald Trump, to task on The View Thursday for his latest anti-Obama show-me-your-passport gambit.
Facing the camera directly, Walters implored:
"Donald, you and I have known each other for many years and you know that I am your friend and you know I think you are a brilliant businessman and you are great on television and you have a fascinating personality.
"Donald, you're making a fool of yourself (wild audience applause). You're not hurting Obama, you're hurting Donald and that hurts me because you're a decent man. Stop it. Get off it, Donald."
Of course, Trump, in turn, took to Walters to task on Twitter: "Barbara, unfortunately you've missed the entire point of my announcement - you just don't get it"
There was more finger-waving: "@BarbaraJWalters, @theviewtv will apologize to me just like she did when I was right about @Rosie. Besides, I get great ratings on The View."