The co-hosts of “The View” clashed over the DNA test results for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) showing Native American ancestry.
President Donald Trump has lobbed racist “Pocahontas” insults at Warren for years, and he dismissed the results as phony after she released a political ad about the DNA test.
“I found this to be pretty embarrassing for her,” said co-host Abby Huntsman. “I think the majority of this room right here is probably more Native American than Elizabeth Warren is.”
Host Whoopi Goldberg quickly swooped in to rebut Huntsman’s argument and pointed out the test was a challenge to Trump.
“No, no, no — don’t twist this,” Goldberg said. “She was not looking to prove she was part of the tribe. What she was doing was saying, ‘This is what I was told as a kid. You said if I show you this, that you’re going to pay whatever group I want a million bucks.'”
Co-host Meghan McCain insisted Warren’s claims were hypocritical, and therefore politically important — and she exploded when her liberal colleagues disagreed.
“It’s not irrelevant,” McCain said.
Co-host Joy Behar said the topic was a sideshow to important political issues like health care, and she urged voters not to get distracted by “stupid” issues.
“It’s not stupid!” McCain said. “If this were a Republican right now, if this were Ted Cruz coming out here, saying he was Native American, and he was .009 (percent), you would be going crazy. I say that with respect, but you would. A lot of democrats would be going crazy.”
‘Rudy has got to be looking at handcuffs’: Ex-prosecutor says Giuliani will have a tough time in prison
Another Donald Trump attorney is looking at serving prison time, a former federal prosecutor predicted on MSNBC on Friday.
MSNBC "Meet the Press Daily" host Chuck Todd asked former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner if prosecutors would be tougher on Giuliania because he had once been a prosecutor himself.
"It’s tough to figure out, first of all, how Rudy is going to play it because based on what we’ve seen and particularly if [Lev] Parnas flips, Rudy has got to be looking at handcuffs sometime soon," Kirschner replied.
"And Chuck, what does he do? As a former U.S. Attorney, does he want to run the risk of ending up in the bureau of prisons where he will not find a lot of friends in the inmate population," he explained.
Key moments from Day Two of Trump impeachment hearing
Marie Yovanovitch, the former US ambassador to Ukraine, delivered more than five hours of dramatic testimony on Friday before the congressional committee holding impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump.
Here are key moments from the second day of public hearings in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives:
- Trump tweet -
One hour after Yovanovitch began testifying before a live television audience of millions of Americans, Trump fired off a bombshell tweet attacking the career diplomat, a 33-year veteran of the State Department.
"Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad," the president tweeted. "She started off in Somalia, how did that go? Then fast forward to Ukraine, where the new Ukrainian President spoke unfavorably about her in my second phone call with him.
Britain’s Prince Andrew denies meeting sex accuser
Britain's Prince Andrew has said he does not remember meeting Virginia Roberts, one of disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein's alleged victims, who says she was forced to have sex with the royal.
But Andrew admits in an interview with the BBC due to be broadcast on Saturday that his decision to remain friends with Epstein after he was convicted of soliciting prostitution from a minor in 2008 was a serious error of judgement.
"I have no recollection of ever meeting this lady, none whatsoever," Andrew told BBC interviewer Emily Maitlis, according to extracts from "Prince Andrew and the Epstein Scandal" released ahead of the program's broadcast.