The View blasted President Donald Trump for his simplistic proposals to resolve the opioid epidemic that his roiling communities across America, after his speech in New Hampshire rolling out the administration’s response to the crisis. After playing a clip of Trump railing against drug dealers and calling for the death penalty at a recent rally, Joy Behar laid into the president. “He’s such a simple thinker,” she said. “His solution is build a wall, lock em up, kill them. He never understands what causes an opioid addiction, what makes people commit any kind of crime. He never goes beyond the superficial, he’s incapable of understanding anything that’s not right in front of him.” Behar added that Trump “loves a dictator,” and that maybe the president is inspired by strongmen like Rodrigo Duterte, who has waged a bloody war of extrajudicial killings against drug dealers in the Philippines. After Sara Continue reading "The View Blasts ‘Simple Thinker’ Trump Over Opioid Speech: ‘Build a Wall, Lock Em Up, Kill Them’"
During his first segment and the early part of his second segment on The View Monday, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) went out of his way to strike a note of bipartisanship. But when it was Meghan McCain‘s turn to ask questions, she wanted the senator to put his money where mouth was and denounce the longtime standard bearer of his party in the name of bipartisanship. McCain asked Booker to weigh in on Hillary Clinton‘s comments last week in which she said Trump voters were looking “backwards,” and many white women voted for Donald Trump based on pressure from their husbands. “I just want to know from you, going forward in 2020, do you think this is an appropriate way for Democrats to speak about Republicans?” McCain asked. Booker tried his best to hedge. “The election’s over and is past. And I know that Donald Trump in Continue reading "Meghan McCain Presses Cory Booker on Hillary: Is That ‘An Appropriate Way’ For Dems to Speak About GOP Voters?"
The View lit up this morning over President Trump attacking the Mueller probe amid concerns that special counsel Robert Mueller may get fired. Some Republicans like Lindsey Graham have warned Trump against it, and Paul Ryan put out a statement through a spokesperson saying Mueller’s team “should be able to do their job.” Joy Behar wasn’t too impressed, asking why GOP leaders aren’t saying more. Meghan McCain said Trey Gowdy‘s warning is pretty significant, while Sunny Hostin noted the appearance of trying to obstruct when you’re being investigated for obstruction looks pretty bad. Behar called Graham a “notorious flip-flopper” and said she doesn’t know if she can believe him on his claim plenty of other Republicans are with him on this, asking, “Where’s Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan?” McCain said it would not be “logical” for Mueller to be fired because there would be “absolute chaos” Continue reading "The View Goes Off on Trump Attacking Mueller Probe: ‘Where’s Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan?!’"
President Donald Trump‘s latest addition to his team – CNBC’s Larry Kudlow as senior economic adviser – has The View raising eyebrows. “The latest staff member was once again picked right off the television, so the new top economic adviser at the white House is [Friends actress] Lisa Kudrow,” Whoopi Goldberg joked. “He just picks people from TV. Everyone at this table is qualified to work in the Trump Administration,” Joy Behar quipped. I think one of the problems is, you know, it comes from the top,” Sunny Hostin said. He didn’t have experience for this particular position, so he doesn’t think anyone has to have experience or training or education for the role that they’re playing.” “He was the associate director under Ronald Reagan for economics though so he has worked in a White House before,” Meghan McCain pointed out. “He’s at least in the Continue reading "The View Mocks Trump’s Kudlow Hire: ‘Everyone at This Table is Qualified’ to Work in White House"
The View held an in-depth conversation on guns on Wednesday as they talked about the nationwide student marches in protest of gun violence, one month after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Meghan McCain expressed concern about rhetoric accusing pro-Second Amendment supporters of endorsing gun violence. McCain wished that there was a more nuanced conversation with more inclusion for pro-gun students after the massacre, but she also reminded her co-hosts that law-abiding gun owners are also horrified by school shootings. Whoopi Goldberg noted that some of today’s protesters are demanding a conversation about guns, which led to a discussion about the rights of students to speak out on these issues. McCain noted how many anti-NRA protesters have gotten a bigger media profile over the last few weeks, and she took issue with how things have gone during events like CNN’s recent town hall. “I thought it was really inappropriate and Continue reading "Meghan McCain and Whoopi Spar Over Gun Violence Protests: ‘We’re Tired of the BS’"
Hillary Clinton spoke in India this weekend, and of course, criticism followed. “His whole campaign, ‘Make America Great Again’, was looking backwards,” Clinton said over the wekeend. “You know, you didn’t like black people getting rights. You don’t like women getting jobs. You don’t want to see that Indian-American succeeding more than you are. Whatever your problem is, I’m gonna solve it. So it was a symptom, but it was also a cause.” The women of The View broke down the former secretary of state’s comments Tuesday. And naturally, Meghan McCain had her daggers out. “I think at this point, if you can’t stop making this about virtue signaling and race, a lot of it was about poverty, a lot of it was about the economy, a lot of it was just this Anti-Washington sentiment,” McCain said. “Honestly, I have to tell you. It’s one thing to lose to Continue reading "The View Goes Nuts Over Hillary Comments in India: ‘The Clintons Are a Virus’"
At the top of today’s broadcast of The View, the panel tackled the breaking news that President Donald Trump had fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and nominated CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be Tillerson’s replacement. And of course, they had jokes. Right off the bat, Whoopi Goldberg riffed on the soon-to-be new secretary of state’s name, namecalling Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo. The audience then cheered when Goldberg noted that the person designated to replace Pompeo as CIA director, Gina Haspel, will be the first woman ever to lead the agency. Co-hosts Sara Haines and Sunny Hostin then commented on the news of Tillerson’s termination, pointing out that Tillerson appeared to be fired for not toeing the company line and highlighting the fact that Trump specifically said that he and Tillerson disagreed on a number of things. “You don’t need to be in an echo chamber or Continue reading "The View Mocks Tillerson Ouster: Trump Fires People By Post-It ‘Like Sex and the City’"