Joy Behar is deeply concerned about Donald Trump, not only because of his policies but because she doesn’t believe he’s mentally stable enough to serve as the Commander in Chief.
On Tuesday’s episode of “The View” the co-hosts discussed comedian Jon Stewart’s latest interview in which he said that Trump couldn’t destroy the country in just four years time. Just like Obama wasn’t able to fix everything in 8 years, the presidency’s checks and balances prevent a president from absolute destruction.
Behar called BS on it, however. “I don’t believe it,” she said. “Do you know how much damage he can do in 4 years? Do you have any idea?”
“This new administration is bringing something in we haven’t seen in a long time and that is—” Whoopi Goldberg began, before being cut off by Behar.
“Mental illness,” Behar said. She then apologized, saying that she couldn’t control herself from making the quip. “It’s not that I don’t agree with him. He’s not right in the head. One thing about the difference between Obama and Trump, because I’ve met both of them, and the first time I met President Obama on this show, you were here, Whoopi. This is before he was president. I said that the one thing you see about this man and his wife is that they’re mentally stable, that they were sane. They were funny and smart. Donald Trump has never appeared stable to me when he has come on the show.”
Behar’s co-hosts tried to question her, assuming it was hyperbole but Behar doubled down. “I mean — no, he has not!”
Co-host Jedediah Bila explained that there is a check and balance system because our government is set up where Congress is the most powerful branch and the courts can serve as a check as well. But her fellow co-host, attorney Sunny Hostin, explained that Republicans hold both the House and Senate, and Trump is about to bend the balance of power for the Supreme Court as well.
“If you look at what Obama tried to do,” Hostin began. “He tried with immigration reform. He tried with criminal justice reform. He tried with gun control. He tried with the Supreme Court justice appointment. And he didn’t get to do a lot of things because the Republicans didn’t allow him to do those things. So, I’m not really sure there are checks and balances.”
Bila tried to claim that Republicans did stand up to Trump and Behar agreed that during the campaign they were out in full force to stop him, but now they’ve all caved.
“Look at Romney!” she exclaimed. “Romney was my hero. He spoke out against him and now he’s groveling for a job! Look, I feel two ways about it. On the one hand, I feel embarrassed for him. On the other hand, he’s not mentally ill, so I say good.”
Goldberg agreed with the reasons for concern, saying that she read through Trump’s tax plan and the middle class has something to be worried about.
“When I look at his tax plan that is on his site and I see that people who make a whole bunch of money are going to get a 15 percent cut in their taxes and the middle going to get a 2 percent cut in their taxes, and single-parent households, if you’re making over a certain amount, your taxes are going up,” Goldberg said. “So, somehow all of these people who put their hopes and dreams on him, he’s about to [hurt] them. That to me is like — I hear the people he’s putting in place and you want to be hopeful but then you see what the plan is and you think, ‘Oh, my god, do you not see what’s coming.’ And I think people really need to pay attention. You don’t have to do anything else. Just go on his site and read what he says.”
Check out the full discussion below: