Joy Behar, co-host of the ABC Daytime talk show “The View,” criticized former Trump administration officials who appeared on the show in what seemed to be “auditions” for the token conservative position on the panel.
Former Trump White House communications director Alyssa Farah Griffin and former Trump press secretary Stephanie Grisham have frequently been on the show as anti-Trump conservatives who bash the former president and his friends and clash with leftist cohosts on other matters.
The previous week, Behar lambasted the “recovering addicts” who, according to her, aided Trump.
“These people who are now all like recovering addicts, recovering addicts in the Trump world that come on, even on this show, they come and they go on all the shows and they suddenly turn on Trump,” the cohost stated. “Where were you all that time when he was talking about grabbing women by their nether regions when he made fun of war hero John McCain when he criticized soldiers being cowards, Gold Star families?”
She remarked, “I mean, come on. Where was Mike Pence when Trump called Zelensky to ask him to interfere in the election? Where was he during the impeachment process? He was not there.”
She stated that Pence’s conduct was “simply terrible” and went on to say, “We are onto all of them. Don’t try and fool us. And if he was just doing his job and he became a hero, then we’re heroes, because we’re just doing our job.”
Looks like Alyssa Farah Griffin sold out her conservative principles to get The View's blessing for nothing.
Joy Behar claims people like her are like "recovering addicts."
"These people … They come on this show, they go on other shows and they're suddenly turning on Trump." pic.twitter.com/fAmjAKk2UD
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) June 17, 2022
Fox News reported:
A former ABC insider told Fox News Digital that Behar is purposeful in her on-air attacks and if they were Farah Griffin or Grisham, they would have taken it as a direct dig.
“If I were one of [those] two people auditioning and Joy had said that, I would take it as a shot,” they said. “Joy is very intentional. She’s very smart, and she’s very intentional with her hits. When she attacks someone, it’s very calculated and intentional.”
The insider added Behar was “very authentic” and the audience values that trait in her and other outspoken hosts like Sunny Hostin and Whoopi Goldberg. Read more…