Willie Nelson Says He Doesn’t Care if People Don’t Like His Beto Endorsement: ‘I Love Flak’

Legendary singer and songwriter Willie Nelson was on The View yesterday to promote his new album, and as part of a long and interesting interview, talked briefly about the Texas senate race between Sen. Ted Cruz and challenger Beto O’Rourke. Nelson is supporting Beto and has faced some backlash. Whoopi Goldberg had the task of bringing up the Senate controversy. “The legendary Willie Nelson has been making music for a long time, and now he is making headlines for his recent decision to support Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke. His latest album of Frank Sinatra songs are called appropriately, ‘My Way.’ Please welcome the amazing Willie Nelson,” Goldberg said in her intro. The crowd went appropriately wild for the “Red Headed Stranger”. Joy Behar then asked more about the political backlash. “As Whoopi just said, you are making headlines yourself with your politics. You’re supporting Beto O’Rourke in Texas against Continue reading "Willie Nelson Says He Doesn’t Care if People Don’t Like His Beto Endorsement: ‘I Love Flak’"

The View Clashes Over Kavanaugh Allegations: Timing of Letter is ‘Very Political’

The hosts of The View kicked off the show today by addressing the big news about Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who came forward accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. The Supreme Court nominee issued a statement Monday vociferously denying the allegation. Sunny Hostin said Ford should be heard because her allegations are “very credible” and “extremely important.” Joy Behar noted how Ford took a lie detector test and said Republicans are pushing Kavanaugh’s nomination through because they’re worried about how the midterms would turn out. Abby Huntsman said she didn’t like the politics surrounding this, pointing to how Dianne Feinstein received the letter in July and saying, “It seems as if the Democrats put this in a drawer and said, ‘This is big and this is going to benefit us is if we use the time perfectly.” Goldberg noted that Ford had asked Feinstein to keep Continue reading "The View Clashes Over Kavanaugh Allegations: Timing of Letter is ‘Very Political’"

The View Tears Into Tucker Carlson for Avenatti Interview: The Whole of Fox News Was a ‘Sleaze Factory!’

By now you’ve probably heard that Tucker Carlson and Michael Avenatti fought last night and it was a bit of a trainwreck. Carlson’s chyrons kept using the “creepy porn lawyer” nickname, Avenatti asked Carlson when he last watched porn––you get the idea. After the interview, Avenatti took to Twitter to react to those chyrons and call Carlson a liar. On The View this morning, Whoopi Goldberg said the interview went “exactly the way you kinda thought they might.” Abby Huntsman, who up until recently worked at Fox News, said it just felt like two men “trying to out-macho the other.” Sunny Hostin said Avenatti came out on top, particularly because of Carlson’s chyron pettiness:
“You call yourself a television host and it’s on a news platform. I mean, that’s something we’d never be allowed to do. Our legal standards are beyond that. We wouldn’t be allowed to Continue reading "The View Tears Into Tucker Carlson for Avenatti Interview: The Whole of Fox News Was a ‘Sleaze Factory!’"

WATCH: Norm MacDonald Explains #MeToo, Down Syndrome Comments in Strange View Segment

Comedian and SNL alum Norm Macdonald appeared on The View today following an escalating series of remarks, starting with comments about the #MeToo movement, that have stirred outrage and controversy. The unusually quiet segment itself drew controversy shortly after it ended, prompting a response from the View hosts. The interview began with Whoopi Goldberg asking about his original remarks to the Hollywood Reporter. “You took a lot of flack for saying in the — for some things that you said in the Hollywood Reporter,” she said, “saying that you were kind of glad that the MeToo movement has slowed down. We don’t really know you as a guy who, you know, really comments on much. What were you trying to say?” “Well, I was– you know, print reporters, they ask the questions and they put them all together,” he said. “What I was talking about was Chris Hardwick, Continue reading "WATCH: Norm MacDonald Explains #MeToo, Down Syndrome Comments in Strange View Segment"

Abby Huntsman Clashes With View Colleagues on Puerto Rico: ‘Unfair’ to Compare Trump to Dictators

The View got heated on Thursday during a discussion on President Donald Trump‘s claim that Democrats are pushing a conspiracy to damage him when they say 3,000 died in Puerto Rico because of Hurricane Maria. Sunny Hostin called Trump’s comments “grotesque” and said they render him “illegitimate as the President of the United States.” Abby Huntsman, though, was willing to attribute Trump’s remarks to his pattern of exaggeration — lamenting how politicized Puerto Rico’s recovery has become. “I don’t think President Trump is solely to blame for what happened,” Hunstman said. “Puerto Rico had a number of problems before Maria even hit.” Hostin pushed back, saying Puerto Rico’s pre-Maria conditions were made possible because of U.S. policy that treated the island “as a bank account.” Huntsman eventually locked horns with Hostin and accused her of being “unfair” by comparing the president to a dictator. Continue reading "Abby Huntsman Clashes With View Colleagues on Puerto Rico: ‘Unfair’ to Compare Trump to Dictators"

Abby Huntsman Clashes With View Colleagues on Puerto Rico: ‘Unfair’ to Compare Trump to Dictators

The View got heated on Thursday during a discussion on President Donald Trump‘s claim that Democrats are pushing a conspiracy to damage him when they say 3,000 died in Puerto Rico because of Hurricane Maria. Sunny Hostin called Trump’s comments “grotesque” and said they render him “illegitimate as the President of the United States.” Abby Huntsman, though, was willing to attribute Trump’s remarks to his pattern of exaggeration — lamenting how politicized Puerto Rico’s recovery has become. “I don’t think President Trump is solely to blame for what happened,” Hunstman said. “Puerto Rico had a number of problems before Maria even hit.” Hostin pushed back, saying Puerto Rico’s pre-Maria conditions were made possible because of U.S. policy that treated the island “as a bank account.” Huntsman eventually locked horns with Hostin and accused her of being “unfair” by comparing the president to a dictator. Continue reading "Abby Huntsman Clashes With View Colleagues on Puerto Rico: ‘Unfair’ to Compare Trump to Dictators"

The View’s Audience, Hosts Erupt in Cheers After Playing Kaepernick Nike Ad: ‘YES!’

Nike unveiled their new ad campaign featuring former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick this week, resulting in controversy and even a boycott, with some who oppose Kaepernick’s national anthem protest burning their own Nike products. But on The View, the new video spot for the campaign aired to rave review. They began by playing the ad in its entirety. Immediately after, co-host Sunny Hostin raised her arms to cheer as the audience likewise cheered and applauded. “It is an inspiring ad,” said co-host Whoopi Goldberg. “It focuses on inspiring athletes, and it avoids the knee controversy. It is everything that Nike has stood for.” “Be — be — be the best. Do it. Just do it. Don’t be afraid of it. Do it,” she added, invoking the brand slogan. “And know that sometimes there are consequences to what you do.” “As Americans, we do just do it, so Continue reading "The View’s Audience, Hosts Erupt in Cheers After Playing Kaepernick Nike Ad: ‘YES!’"