The View Goes Crazy With Donald Trump Jr.
The View Goes Crazy With Donald Trump Jr.
ABC’s show The View sort of exploded this morning. Donald Trump, Junior, and his girlfriend, former Fox News personality Kimberly Guilfoyle, showed up to promote Don Jr.’s new book.
Sparks flew? More like hand grenades were being lobbed right and left. Let’s just say that Don Jr. got more than his name from his father, and he wasn’t afraid to go toe-to-toe with the women of The View right off the bat. The first question thrown at him was about his releasing the alleged name of the whistleblower by sharing a Breitbart News article on Twitter. Remember, as Senator Rand Paul so nicely reminded everyone recently, releasing the name of the whistleblower is ONLY illegal for the Inspector General to do.
Did The View hosts really think Donald Trump Jr. was going to back down?
The hosts attacked him Thursday for publishing the name of the whistleblower, and Trump Jr. said he released it because it was already out on the Drudge Report and other news sites. He said the media was hypocritical for criticizing him because ABC had gotten their own whistleblower fired Thursday.”
The son of the president blasted the network for criticizing him while getting CBS to fire the person who leaked video from a host saying they spiked the Jeffrey Epstein story three years ago.”
Trump Jr. said he does not regret releasing the name of the whistleblower.”
As Nina covered earlier, ABC News did indeed get CBS to do their dirty work and fire the alleged whistleblower who leaked the video of Amy Robach, complaining on a hot mic, that her Jeffrey Epstein story had been spiked to Project Veritas. Don Jr.’s riposte to Abby Huntsman is perfectly appropriate. Joy Behar, of course, didn’t like that the studio audience actually applauded Don Jr.
The hosts criticized Trump, Jr. for sharing an article that named the suspected whistleblower as career intelligence employee Eric Ciaramella, 33, thereby exposing his name to Trump Jr.’s large Twitter following. Trump defended himself by noting that the article he shared had been posted on conservative news aggregator The Drudge Report. “I don’t think I should have to forego my first amendment rights,” he said of sharing the article. “It’s out there, I read it in an article, I’ve been reading it for a week, I saw it on The Drudge Report.”
“Billions of people see Drudge a day,” Trump, Jr. said, rejecting the notion that the article was not well known when he shared it to social media.”
Following robust applause to Trump, Jr.’s comments, Behar directed her ire toward the studio audience, snapping “This is not a MAGA rally!” before continuing the interview with Trump Jr. and Guilfoyle, who appeared on the show to promote the younger Trump’s book, Triggered.”
Plus, it seems like the Democrats might have a problem with their redacting skills…
Um – why is Eric Ciaramella's name in the congressional Impeachment testimony?
Dems said they would redact the name of the "whistleblower."
1. Ciaramella is not the whistleblower
2. Dems messed up BIG TIME & printed the name of the leaker in their own document pic.twitter.com/YrvUIwbt3y
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 6, 2019
And The View didn’t get any less quiet from that point on. Don Jr. took a direct shot at Hunter Biden (and the media double-standard).
"Hunter Biden utilized [Joe Biden's] vice presidency to magically end up on a board in Ukraine with a language he doesn't speak, on a business he knows nothing about for $83K a month. If I did that, you guys would lose your minds." — @DonaldJTrumpJr pic.twitter.com/pz2JazNQJF
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) November 7, 2019
And you think Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar were going to walk away unscorched?
Yes, Whoopi Goldberg made excuses for child rapist Roman Polanski. And yes, Joy Behar did wear blackface – oh, excuse me, went as a “beautiful African woman” to a Halloween party. Yeah. Like Governor Ralph Northam, it’s apparently okay to do this when you are a Democrat.
Don Jr. says he “enjoyed” the interview. I’m thinking the women of The View didn’t enjoy it quite as much. It’s one thing to bring on a guest and expect them to take your live fire lying down. It’s another thing to bring in a guest and discover that you’re playing with a live hand grenade that decides to take aim and blow up. But what did they expect from a man named Donald Trump, Jr???
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