Nobody will ever accuse Joy Behar and her fellow “The View” co-hosts of providing sensible leftist perspectives (do such things exist?) on the chatty ABC network talk show.
Even with that incredibly low bar, the show’s current trailer is something else, reaching wicked new lows of bombastic fear-mongering and frenzy.
Check out this clip from the Friday show for yourself:
“So yesterday, Donald Trump sat down for an interview that aired yesterday on Univision, where laid out his agenda if he’s elected president again,” Behar said to begin the segment. “And it seems like the first item on his list — after he gets out of prison — is revenge.”
Behar isn’t referring to the villain from the latest James Bond film; she’s referring to the Republican Party’s heavy favorite to become the party’s presidential nominee in 2024.
The show then moved to a tape of former President Donald Trump speaking to reporter Enrique Acevedo during a Thursday night interview with the Spanish-language television network.
“You say [your enemies have] weaponized the Justice Department, they’ve weaponized the FBI,” Acevedo said. “Would you do the same if re-elected?”
After a convenient cut that surely wasn’t missing any context, Trump responded:
“If they do this, and they’ve already done it, but if they want to follow through on this, yeah, it could certainly happen in reverse. What they’ve done, they’ve released the genie out of the box.”
Another convenient cut later, Trump added:
“If I happen to be president and I see somebody who’s doing well and beating me very badly, I’ll say, ‘Go down and indict them,’ mostly, they would be out of business. They’d be out. They’d be out of the election.”
The video then pans back to Behar, who, of course, has to mock Trump for using the incorrect receptacle beginning with a “b” when addressing a mystical genie, before the ladies critiqued Trump’s words with all the fairness and nuance you’d expect from this program.
“He’s already said he’s going to come after people like General John Kelly, my former boss chairman Mark Milley, people who dared to stand against him,” said Alyssa Farah Griffin, the ostensible (token) Republican on the show.
“Mike Pence!” Behar added, which Griffin agreed with.
“Journalists,” another one of the co-hosts said.
“Yeah, I think there’s reason for all of us to be concerned,” Griffin said, before Behar butted in with some completely unwarranted hysteria.
“Us! What about us!” Behar said. “Try it. Go ahead. Try it. We have this show everyday, okay, Donald?”
It’s unclear what Behar means here, but any true conservative would reject Trump, the hypothetical president in this apocalyptic scenario, utilizing his powers to silence a talk show. That would be a violation of the First Amendment.
Now, what if Trump discovered some little legal snafu that he could stretch to the most ludicrous degree of the law and use against someone?
This is where this author would put a shrugging man emoji…
What’s the difference between it and the four bogus charges Trump is currently facing?
What Behar appears to be implying is that Trump would use his iron fist to shut down the show, which is a plain folly for anyone with a mediocre IQ.
When confronted with actual competing ideas, the left is ultimately left with lies, half-truths, and distorted misinformation.
There is now overwhelming proof that Trump was a significantly more effective Commander-in-Chief than President Joe Biden is right now.
Trump simply outperforms (pun intended) Biden on every level, from real policies to the more abstract (but no less vital) aspects of being president, such as energy and maintaining appearances.
Trying to transform Trump into some totalitarian boogeyman isn’t going to work when the incumbent president is already doing an amazing job of portraying that.