During Tuesday’s episode of The View, co-host Joy Behar accused Fox News of being President Trump’s personal television channel. However, her co-hosts Abby Huntsman and Meghan McCain fired back immediately with a brutal reality check.
“Here’s what I think. I want to say one thing about it. He’s the only president who has his own TV channel in history. Nixon didn’t have it. So he has Fox News, and Fox will just back him up,” Behar stated.
“I would be careful about that though—” Huntsman warned.
“Let me finish the thought. His failure as a president means their failure as a station. They have everything invested in propping him up and backing his lies. So that is a very, very unusual position for someone to be in,” Behar responded.
Huntsman, who was a co-host of “Fox & Friends Weekend” till this fall followed up.
“Did you watch the Chris Wallace interview with President Trump a few weeks ago?”
Behar answered, “Some of it.”
“Did you think there were some hard-hitting questions there?” Huntsman asked.
“Yeah,” Behar responded with a shrug.
This comes just a day after Behar and McCain got into a very heated discussion over Behar’s criticism of Trump during a segment dedicated for the late former President George H.W. Bush. The heated exchange forced Whoopi Goldberg to immediately go to a commercial break.
“That was Fox News. There are a number of folks that very much push back on him, and not in his camp that are great journalists,” Huntsman answered.
“Bret Baier, Kennedy, Harris Faulkner, Shep Smith, I could go on, and on, and on. There are a lot of great people at Fox News,” McCain chimed in.
“Yeah, but there are plenty who don’t. And the overall position — [Trump’s] base watches the ones who do back him.”
Take that, Behar!
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