Co-hosts Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin were floored that President Donald Trump was open to admitting his affair with Stormy Daniels in the latest filing moving his case to federal court. But it was Meghan McCain who couldn’t understand what the point was in Daniels speaking out.
“What do we want to know? Because — is it Occam’s razor? Of course,” McCain asked. “Is it highly likely he slept with a porn star, 1,000 percent. What I want to know going forward, her PornHub searches have spiked 375 percent following the weeks after the Wall Street Journal report. She put out this political press tour, to which I was unimpressed, not because she’s a porn star but because she came on TV and just giggled. I want to know going forward, if she’s threatened, if she knows something about the Mueller investigation, if she knows something about our national security, great. But what are we interested in?”
The women explained that if Daniels was paid by Cohen on behalf of Trump to silence her just days before the election that it is a crime.
“I don’t even know what I want to know, but because he keeps doing things, it makes me think there’s something I should know,” Sara Haines confessed.
“It’s campaign finance laws,” former prosecutor Hostin explained. “If he paid $130,000 to hush her up, you know, right before the election, I think as the American people we should know if that money was used.”
Haines noted that the legal claim for $20 million against Daniels seems like a “bullying scheme against a private citizen.” It prompted her to ask what was so explosive that Daniels knows.
“I get it but this is the problem,” McCain cut in. “Even for me right now, I’m like, enough dancing, enough teasing. You’re on your Make America Horny Again tour, I got it, but I want to know what else you have to say. It’s obnoxious.”
Haines explained that the reason things keep getting put off is because there are legal battles from Trump’s lawyers. Behar noted that Daniels wasn’t born with a multi-million dollar check from her father the way Trump was.
“First of all, I would never talk about a woman who is making money in a legal — of course not,” McCain said. “That’s not the issue. But we can’t negate the fact that she has benefitted financially from these accusations.”
Behar shouted back, “Good for her!”
“Whatever, but if that’s the only reason why you’re doing this,” McCain responded.
Hostin said that when the same thing happened to former Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) people wanted to know the details.
“We cared enough to take him to court,” she said. “We cared then. Why don’t we care about this now?”
McCain said that there were rumors about Edwards then but that it took the National Enquirer to break the story not a traditional journalist. Behar claimed that the National Enquirer is in Trump’s pocket so they aren’t likely to do anything on it.
Watch the full discussion below:
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