During The View‘s Wednesday morning chat about Donald Trump’s stunning win over Hillary Clinton, Joy Behar won the day with a brilliant zinger:
‘You know what I learned? I learned that, as usual men can get away with anything and women can get away with nothing. That’s what I learned.’
Joy Behar then vented her anger against Mein Trumpf and the country that elected him.
‘He was unbelievably decisive, bigoted, racist, homophobic, against handicapped people, against John McCain, and yet he won. She made some mistakes, but not like that.’
The show opened with a stunned cast joking about Joy Behar drinking a lot the night before. That would have been tempting, but we doubt she did since she was on the air with the Life Time channel. Nonetheless, she observed:
‘It was a rough night for everybody, I think. I’m worried, the people are worried. Okay, he’s the president…Now what?’
Then she jokingly warned Donald Trump, “we’re watching you, okay?” before she continued:
‘What scares me the most is […] that not since George W. Bush has there been a White House, a Senate, and a House of Representatives all from the same party […] plus the Supreme Court, who knows where that’s going to go.’
“The only checks and balances are us,” she later jokes…And that’s seriously sad, given how few people actually watch The View. Back in 2015 their ratings kept tanking amid rumors of the show getting cancelled. The election season gave their ratings a boost, yet The View still only average 2.7 million viewers compared to Dr. Phil’s 4.2 million.
Jedediah Bila tries to reassure Joy Behar — and us! — that there “are a lot of checks, still” because there are huge differences within the GOP on the issues. What she fails to mention is that Republicans all seem to agree on the four major things that count:
- No living wage for U.S. workers;
- Repealing Obamacare;
- Giving corporations free reign; and
- Cutting public spending even if it kills us.
Sara Haines then replied to Joy Behar’s opening statement by admitting the scariest thing for her was realizing how out of touch she is:
‘I think the scary part for me was maybe being caught off guard, like maybe I wasn’t in touch with the country I live in, and maybe I am in a bubble.’
And she’s right. Sarah Haines will never have to worry about losing her job or lacking health insurance. As a straight, white, cis-gender female, she doesn’t have to worry about getting murdered by police for a broken tail light or being the victim of a hate crime. She didn’t have to give up her dreams and her planned career because she was forced to carry and bear children against her will.
Candace Cameron-Bure — the panel’s token conservative — claimed we can seek solace in prayer and humility, but Whoopi Goldberg shot back:
‘God says a lot of wonderful stuff, he really does. And I like god a lot. But I have to say, given the bigger picture of what Donald Trump represents, it is not so comfortable for me because not only does he now threaten how things are going to be done with kids of color, with women’s rights, with my right to decide what is right for my body, not what somebody else says what is right.’
Because, seriously, how can you seek peace and unity with people who despise you and don’t want you to exist?
Watch: Joy Behar and The View react to Donald Trump’s victory.
Joy Behar makes an excellent point…Women definitely have to work twice as hard for half as much, even as we begin what we hoped would be the 21st century.
But there’s also another problem: The Rust Belt voters who elected Donald Trump aren’t all racists and sexists…But they’re definitely fed up with constant recessions and “jobless recoveries.” Many of us feel we’ve played by the rules and keep getting unfairly punished by a cruel and random economy.
Millions of us lost our jobs and our homes through no fault of our own…And President Barack Obama did little to stop the foreclosures or hold Wall Street accountable even though the Democrats controlled both houses of Congress. Both liberals and conservatives are sick of establishment elites and want outsiders. Forget that Donald trump isn’t really an outsider and won’t do anything to help us. Hillary Clinton is the consummate insider in an outsider election cycle.
Furthermore, the Democratic Party had a candidate who could have carried more of the swing states it needed to win. But the DNC put its thumb on the scale for Hilary Clinton, and now we’re all going down.
Featured image: Video screen grab via The View.