“The View” co-host Meghan McCain said the various scandals engulfing President Donald Trump were too confusing to understand — but she got promptly corrected by Joy Behar.
Panelists discussed Trump’s tweets Monday morning claiming an “absolute right” to pardon himself and questioning the constitutionality of the special counsel probe, and McCain admitted the situation was too complicated to care about.
“I think there is just this cacophony of information, and it’s hard for even me to follow, which I’m open and frank about on this show,” McCain said. “I think people are just, like, well, you know, if somebody happens, maybe.”
She said the scandals had only drawn Republicans closer to Trump, who enjoys near-universal support within his own part.
“But 87 percent own party (support), that’s almost a statistical anomaly, and going forward it’s hard for me to even imagine — we are the party of Trump completely,” McCain said. “It’s hard for me to imagine what an election looks like still defending this when most majority of voters –”
Her co-host Behar cut in and asked what was so hard to understand about some of Trump’s defining scandals.
“What is so hard to follow about ‘grab them by the genitalia?'” Behar asked. “Why is it hard to follow the insult against your father? Why is it so hard to follow the fact that he attacked Gold Star families?”
Host Whoopi Goldberg said Republicans backed Trump because they believe “they’re winning,” and McCain excused Trump’s legal claims as too crazy to be true.
“With the investigation and, like, I could possibly pardon myself,” McCain said. “Again, what crime are you talking about? We’re, like, collusion is not a crime. What exactly are you talking about? I think (Rudy) Giuliani to a point, I don’t think he is a great surrogate, but we were talking about it this morning. You guys do because he is sort of like shifting the blame in this way where nobody is really understanding what’s going on.”
Co-host Sara Haines told McCain she should be more concerned about what Trump and Giuliani were saying.
“I think he used the idea of shooting (James) Comey, if Trump were to shoot Comey, and that’s the language of a dictator — sorry,” Haines said. “He said, Giuliani said, ‘He could even shoot James Comey in the Oval Office and did still not be prosecuted. That’s a scary statement.”
Trump is ‘completely shutting down’ oversight: CNN’s Toobin slams the White House’s move to limit Hope Hicks testimony
On Tuesday, CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin tore into President Donald Trump's White House for moving to limit what former Communications Director Hope Hicks can tell the House Judiciary Committee in her upcoming testimony.
Hope Hicks, a former communications official at the White House, will testify behind closed doors tomorrow in the House of Representatives, the Judiciary Committee," said anchor Wolf Blitzer. "But the White House is now saying she has immunity — she doesn't have to answer questions regarding the time she served in the White House."
"You said she's going to give testimony," said Toobin. "I believe she will attend the hearing. I think that's the accurate way to put this."
WATCH LIVE: Trump’s 2020 campaign launch in Orlando
President Donald Trump's fans stood in a storm through Florida as they awaited being let into the Amway Center for the 2020 campaign launch. Meanwhile, the Orlando Sentinal was dropping a truth bomb on their reasons for endorsing "Not Trump."
Outside the Orlando rally, as fans were getting drenched, the president was leaving the White House ranting about how there were "both sides" to the false conviction of the Central Park Five. And once supporters finally made it inside the Amway Center, they were greeted with a message from a booming 1984-esque voice telling Trump supporters what to do if there are protesters.
Right-wing radio show ratings tank as host undermines Trump’s ‘promises made, promises kept’ re-election slogan
The fact Donald Trump's base sticks with him no matter what he does is negatively impacting a conservative radio host attempting to hold the president accountable for his campaign promises.
Michael Alan Weiner, who goes by the stage name Michael Savage, hosts the "Savage Nation" radio show.
The host once praised Trump as the "Winston Churchill of our time" has been criticizing the president recently, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
"Now Mr. Savage is an outlier once again, dismayed more each day as the budget deficit continues to swell, thousands of new migrants are apprehended at the border, and the wall Mr. Trump promised to erect and make Mexico pay for remains unbuilt," The Times explained.