Joy Behar is ready to cave to Donald Trump’s declaration that the popular vote was rigged, but not in a way he would like.
“If he thinks the election was rigged and there’s voter fraud — let’s just do it over again,” Behar said on Wednesday’s “The View.”
The mix of conservative and liberal hosts all agreed that the allegations of 3 million to 5 million illegal voters is not only absurd but another example of “alternative facts,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg said.
“I call that ‘alternative fact’ number one,” Goldberg continued. “And the reason is because — remember when Jill Stein was petition for a recount? [Trump’s] guys argued, ‘All available evidence suggests the 2016 election was not tainted by fraud and mistakes.’ So which is it? Those are his lawyers, so I assume they spoke to him!”
Co-host Sara Haines quoted Sean Spicer in his appearance Tuesday night on Fox News, in which he claimed facts were a lot like the weather.
“The press made it seem like we were ignoring the facts when the facts are that,” Spicer said. “Sometimes you look at a situation the same way you can look at a weather report. One weather report comes out and says it’s going to be cloudy and the other comes out and the next one says they’re going to be light rain — nobody lied.”
Behar quoted Judge Judy’s recent book titled Don’t Pee on My Leg and Tell Me it’s Raining as a perfect way to encapsulate Spicer’s excuse.
Haines quoted her high school English teacher as advice to Spicer. “When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.”
Goldberg said that this “Trump fact” goes along with the claim that millions of Muslims in New Jersey were cheering on rooftops after 9/11. She tried to address Trump’s claims of voter fraud but was left simply speechless. “There’s no voter fraud,” she finally said. “And if you really believe there is voter fraud … then we want you to investigate it with an uninterested party.”
You can see the full exchange below: