The co-hosts on Monday’s “The View” debated Donald Trump skipping the White Home Correspondents’ Dinner and whether or not the media is simply too robust on the president. Watch beneath.
Ben Stein lately appeared on CNN and bashed the community for its therapy of Trump. However to Whoopi Goldberg, Stein is misplacing the blame. “Didn’t he set this tone years in the past?” she mentioned of the previous mogul. “I imply, he actually appreciated the media when he stored insisting Obama wasn’t born right here.”
Jedediah Bila agreed, saying, “They don’t acknowledge Trump’s position on this. Russia will not be a small story. Trump feeds into this.” She went on to say, “It’s one factor to have a dialog about media bias. That’s honest. We are able to do that. But it surely’s not honest to say the media is criminalizing him.”
Pleasure Behar theorized, “He’s inoculating himself from what’s coming down [with] Russia.” She mentioned that by “vilifying the press” now, “when all of this comes down, he can say the media lied.” However whereas Goldberg acknowledged, “A part of that is our personal fault, as a result of we let issues go for therefore lengthy,” she additionally mentioned to Trump, “I’ve no sympathy for you, man. Cease mendacity to the individuals. After which individuals will cease attempting to journey you up.”
After a business break, Goldberg introduced up Trump’s choice to not attend the WHCD occasion. She famous that almost all presidents have gone up to now, and identified, “Reagan couldn’t attend as a result of he was recovering from being shot, however he did name in. The brand new man is saying, ‘I’m not going as a result of they’re too imply to me.’”
Behar truly agreed with Trump’s choice to abstain. “You possibly can’t exit and say these persons are the ‘enemy’ after which go play good with them,” she mentioned, arguing that the president is being “constant” in not supporting the media. However Sara Haines countered, “I don’t suppose it’s consistency driving it. I feel it’s thin-skinned worry of what is going to come down on him.”
She additionally instructed, “I feel it could be actually cool of Hillary Clinton got here and spoke as an alternative… I feel when he opens up an area, one other chief wants to return out.” Sunny Hostin supplied, “I’d like to return Alec Baldwin are available in his place, personally. I feel that may be hilarious.”
And Bila even mentioned Steve Bannon ought to go. “He’s working the present behind the scenes,” she argued. However then Behar had one other concept for what would have the “biggest affect” — “If all of the earlier dwelling presidents confirmed up.” She defined, “All of them ought to present up and say, ‘That is what America is. We assist the press.’”