On Monday, the most annoying show on the planet — The View — served up a hard-line yet unsurprising comment by left-winger Joy Behar. The outspoken co-host said she hopes President Donald Trump doesn’t succeed. Meghan McCain, however, held a different...view.
Behar's statement was made during a discussion spearheaded by McCain, wherein the daughter of Republican Senator John McCain said she was uncomfortable during Friday’s show, when Behar trumpeted a report by ABC’s Brian Ross indicating Michael Flynn's intention to testify that Trump told him to contact Russia during the election. With Behar’s absolutely giddy announcement, the audience — as McCain noted — exploded with celebration:
“I have a lot of things to say about this. When it happened in real-time, I think everyone who was watching the show could see my discomfort at the room erupting like the Dodgers had just won the World Series.”
The exuberance was due, naturally, to the subsequent assumption that Trump’s presidency was toast. Behar slapped the table repeatedly, shouting, “He goes to jail, he goes to jail, he goes to jail! Lock ‘em up! Lock them up!”
Behar’s response made no sense — it isn’t illegal to contact a foreign government during a campaign; in fact, Hillary Clinton reached out to Ukraine during her campaign, complete with nefarious intentions toward her political opponent. More than that, though, Brian Ross’s story as reported on ABC was false, and therefore the applause from the cheap seats at The View was over fake news.
In reality, Trump had communicated with Russia after his election, while transitioning into power. Nevertheless, the enthusiasm of Behar and the show’s in-studio viewership at the notion of President Trump being shackled for perceived crimes, disturbed McCain, who said she disagreed with Obama during his presidency, yet she never wanted him to “fail”:
"I remember when Obama was in office, and Rush Limbaugh saying, ‘I want my president to fail'…I could never get behind that, because if our president fails, it means America fails. I feel the same way about Trump. I think if we’re celebrating a breach of national security — something that is so egregious that — I said this on Friday — it’s going to tear our country apart. There’s no need to be cheering and celebrating.”
Unfazed, Behar turned the topic into talking points:
“I’m not so sure I want him to succeed at destroying the environment, playing chicken with Kim Jung Un…so I don’t want him to succeed at a lot of things. As you say, “We want our president to succeed,” no — I don’t. I don’t.”
Fortunately, of course, he's succeeding anyway, as the Left -- including table-slapping Joy Behar -- writhes in agony for another day.