Donald Trump Jr. took a figurative blowtorch to the set of ‘The View,’ actually getting the audience on his side at one point and prompting co-host Joy Behar to lash out and scold them.
Trump Jr., who appeared alongside girlfriend and former Fox News personality, Kimberly Guilfoyle, went in with guns a-blazing in a battle with several intellectually overmatched entertainers.
The wheels came off during the interview when the President’s son dared to mention Behar having worn blackface, something easily proven in a rudimentary Google search, but something she denied. He also tackled Whoopi Goldberg’s past comments defending Roman Polanski.
Behar took Jr. to task over rhetoric and discourse, something that triggers her and her core audience.
“We’ve all done things we regret,” Trump began. “I mean if we’re talking about bringing discourse down … Now, Joy, you’ve worn blackface.”
Behar denied it immediately and Goldberg was trying to interject as well. Trump Jr. wasn’t having it.
“Whoopi, you said that Roman Polanski … ‘It wasn’t rape, rape’ when he raped a child,” he continued.
The meltdown was in full swing after that.
“Joy. You have worn Blackface.”
“Whoopi, you said that Roman Polanski.. It wasn’t rape, rape, when he raped a child.”pic.twitter.com/rvHBXE9bER
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 7, 2019
Behar in Blackface
Should we address the elephant in the room?
Behar denied over and over again after Trump Jr.’s comments, insisting she had never dressed in blackface before. And yet, she most definitely did. Something, by the way, that would have ruined the careers of comediennes far more talented than this joyless hack.
Behar’s stunt took place many, many years ago, but an image was posted during a segment on ‘The View’ when Behar admitted to dressing up as “a beautiful African woman.”
“I was so cute. I was 29. It was a Halloween party,” Behar says in the clip, prior to noting that she used makeup “that was a little bit darker than my skin.”
Huh. Imagine somebody like Roseanne Barr having done this.
Joy Behar admitted during a taping of The View in 2016 to dressing as a “beautiful African women” at a Halloween party when she was 29 which involved makeup “that was a little bit darker than my skin”
The show even ran an image of the old photo pic.twitter.com/qKQqzDPxyn
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) February 6, 2019
Not a MAGA Rally!
Trump Jr. also made a mockery of Goldberg for justifying Polanski, who has been accused of raping a 13-year-old girl.
“I know it wasn’t rape-rape,” she said at the time. “I think it was something else, but I don’t believe it was rape-rape.”
Goldberg challenged Trump, asking if he dared to question her character. Um yeah, when you justify the rape of a 13-year-old by saying it may have been something else, perhaps consensual, then yes, your character resides in the gutter.
Moving on to a discussion of the whistleblower, whom we’ve covered extensively here The Political Insider, the ladies asked Trump Jr. if he regrets sharing an article that identified the man behind the impeachment inquiry.
The President’s son said he shouldn’t be asked to forego his right to free speech when anyone can access the numerous articles on the internet which identify the whistleblower as CIA officer Eric Ciaramella, a registered Democrat who worked with former Vice President Joe Biden and former CIA Director John Brennan.
His stance prompted cheers, leading Behar to scold the audience and say, “This is not a MAGA rally.”
WATCH: Joy Behar snap at her own studio audience when they cheer for @DonaldJTrumpJr.
Behar yells at them “This is NOT a MAGA rally!”
This is a perfect example How Hollywood Liberals treat conservatives in their audience: “Shut up!”pic.twitter.com/OR72JCn9uk
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 7, 2019
Bitter Behar has previously said on multiple occasions that President Trump and his children belong in jail.
In discussing whether or not former campaign manager Paul Manafort might get a pardon, Behar suggested the President “has to save the pardons for his children, frankly … There’s a lot of kids in the family.”