OTR Interviews

Star Jones Dishes on 'Satan's Sisters,' Not Thrilled With Trump's Focus on 'Silly' Birth Certificate Issue

This is a rush transcript from "On the Record," May 9, 2011. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

MARTHA MACCALLUM, FOX NEWS "ON THE RECORD' GUEST HOST: Star Jones gets the boot from Donald Trump. Before getting the boot, Star Jones went "On the Record" with Greta Van Susteren.

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GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: You have a new book, "Satan's Sisters." That's exciting, isn't it?

STAR JONES, AUTHOR, "SATAN'S SISTERS": It is my first foray into fictional writing. "Satan's Sisters, a novel work of fiction." It happens to be about a daytime talk show called "The Lunch Club." It has five co-hosts. There is devilish scheming, strategy and all kinds of dishy, trashy, wonderful fun daytime stuff that goes on.

It all centers around an ex-co-host who has written a tell-all book and she is coming back. I wonder where I got the inspiration for that from?

VAN SUSTEREN: I wonder that too. It's a composite if not biographical, would cop it is be a better description?

JONES: It is amalgamation of everybody that has been in my life. I have either been interviewed by or interviewed, worked for or worked with or prosecuted every kind of personality. And I honestly took from each one of them to make the characters in "Satan's Sisters."

I was recovering from open heart surgery last March, April, and May. I had to do modified duty. I couldn't do anything that required a lot of physical exertion. I wrote the book sitting in my bed. I figured, I'm either going to put the covers over my head and just cry myself to sleep or I was going to make sure my mind was moving and laugh at my own self. And the soap opera kind of life I lead.

VAN SUSTEREN: Do you intend to go on "The View" and talk about "Satan's Sisters"?

JONES: That seems to be the number within question. And I haven't been issued an invitation. I'm not sure how comfortable the ladies are. The media has been tittering around this. Is this Star's revenge? That is silly. Who wants to get revenge on people who were your family for such a long time?

I had a lot of fun writing the book and I drew inspiration from my former colleagues. I don't throw anybody under the bus there. Is no secret of one of my co-hosts that I disclose in "Satan's Sister." I think that's rude to drop a dime on somebody that you put your bra on next to for eight, nine years.

VAN SUSTEREN: In preparing for this interview, I wanted to get timeline. I was stunned that you left the view in 2006. That seems like so long ago, yet it seems like yesterday. It is amazing, it is like time flies. You have been out of there for five years.

JONES: It will be six years in June, which kind of cracks me up. People always refer to me a the ex-co-host of "The View." They've gone on to so many wonderful things. They've had other co-hosts. They have won Emmys. They've done their thing. And I've been doing my thing.

And I'm excited about what is going on in my life. I've never had any hard feelings. I get a chance to see some of the girls at different social events. I'm sorry that I don't have really super relationships with everybody. But that's OK. We are adult women. We don't have to like everybody, so it is cool.

I have to tell you, I don't want anybody to think that I talk about high friends, you know in the trash. I would never do that.

VAN SUSTEREN: I interview Donald Trump often here. I don't know if he is teasing about a run for the White House. Do you think Donald Trump is going to run and would you support him?

JONES: I'm not sure if he is going to run. I think he's seriously considering it. I do know that he is a pretty methodical person in terms of putting together a team. I know that he is doing an exploration. He's also doing the kind of things, as you know that political candidates do, going to the right states and speaking to the right people, and of course getting all of the media interest.

But I think pretty much everyone knows that I'm a raving Democrat, and I've been a surrogate for the last four presidential elects, going out and talking about the issues that I agree with. And I don't agree with Donald Trump on most of the issues. I do agree with him on bringing jobs back to the United States and making that a priority.

And I'm just not thrilled with some of his more recent comments because -- I think everybody is entitled to make those comments. But I know he's an extremely smart man, extremely smart man. And I think instead Of focusing his attention on a silly issue like a birth certificate, I would be focusing on international affairs, double digit unemployment rates, the economy, health care, how many wars we're fighting. Those are the things I would be focused on.

So I want a candidate that is going to do that. I think I'll be sticking with the horse that brought me.

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