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.”
‘Outrageous and criminal behavior’: Internet blows up at graphic video of Buffalo Police pushing over an elderly man
On Thursday, footage emerged of police in Buffalo, New York pushing an elderly man to the ground, and refusing to help him as he lay bleeding profusely from a head injury.
The footage triggered immediate outrage on social media.
Horrible. I pray he’s ok. https://t.co/wL2gcNeAIT
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) June 5, 2020
WATCH: Protester bled from his ear after being shoved by police — cops say he ‘tripped’
SHocking video from Buffalo, New York was posted online on Thursday after a large group of police confronted a lone protester -- and then violently shoved him.
"Shortly after Buffalo’s curfew started, city police and State Police swept through the area of Niagara Square directly in front of City Hall to clear the area where a protest was finishing. An unidentified, older man was hit shoved by two officers in the line. The man lost his balance and fell to the pavement, audibly hitting his head with blood running out from under his head," WBFO-TV reports.
Trump aides are compiling candidates to replace Mark Esper if Trump decides to fire him: report
On Thursday, Politico reported that although Defense Secretary Mark Esper's job appears safe for now, aides to President Donald Trump are compiling a list of potential nominees to replace him if the president changes his mind and decides to fire him.
"An administration official and two people close to the White House say staffers in recent days have pulled together a list of possible candidates for Defense secretary if Trump does choose to fire Esper," reported Lara Seligman, Daniel Lippman, and Meridith McGraw. "At the top of that list is Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, who was Esper’s No. 2 before taking the Army job last summer, the people said. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), an outspoken Trump ally who has previously been considered for the position, is also in the mix, according to one of the people."