The mere mention of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson’s name sent “The View” studio audience into hysterics, and the hosts proceeded to bash him through the segment.
Host Whoopi Goldberg pointed out the show, which was recently “the most important political TV show in America” by the New York Times, aired around the world, and she recalled a Nigerian viewer who called co-host Joy Behar funny.
“If you think Joy is funny listen to this,” Goldberg said. “Housing Secretary Dr. Ben Carson testified before Congress yesterday and left people wondering if he actually knew what his job is.”
The audience roared with laughter, and then watched a clip of Carson repeatedly flopping under questioning before the House Oversight Committee.
“Listen, man, you know, get out of there,” Goldberg said. “Just stop. You’re a great surgeon, you’re a magnificent surgeon. I know this because Sunny (Hostin) told me, her husband — you need to get out of HUD get out of there. The housing is bad.”
Hostin, whose husband was one of Carson’s students at Johns Hopkins University, said the secretary had been welcoming and gracious when she knew him, but she said he’s got the wrong job.
“He’s just unqualified, and he appears to be not a good person in this role,” Hostin said. “He’s not the nice Ben that I know.
Co-host Meghan McCain said Carson should go back to brain surgery, where she could help patients like her father, who died from a brain tumor, because he clearly couldn’t oversee HUD.
“For me when you have this gift where you could be helping families like mine to sustain life,” McCain said, “to help brain tumors, I don’t understand when you have a gift like that why you’re doing this. I think he’s a genius doctor. I would prefer his talent going to helping brain tumors.”
McCain said the secretary made a mockery of his government service by sending Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA), who tripped him up repeatedly on his job basics, a box of Oreo cookies afterward.
“It’s a reductive way to have a conversation about something that’s very serious,” she said. “That’s why it’s evoking so much emotional reaction from people. You’re making fun of lower-income housing issues by sending Oreos and tweeting it to the woman who asked the question. It reduces the conversation.”
Trump whistleblower needs to go directly to FBI because Bill Barr can’t be trusted: Ex-FBI director
Appearing on MSNBC with host Alex Witt, former FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi blew up Donald Trump's claim that he is the victim of a "Ukraine Witchhunt."
He then added that the whistleblower who went to the inspector general with a serious charge against the president should take what he has and go to the FBI within a week if nothing happens.
"We've got to get to the bottom of this, and we can't rely on leaks and certain reporters getting certain tidbits of information," the ex-FBI man explained. "This needs to be explored and it's likely this could end up in a criminal investigation."
Furious Biden goes scorched earth on ‘serial abuser’ Trump over smears in epic rant
On Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa, former Vice President Joe Biden furiously laid into President Donald Trump amid reports he tried to strong-arm the Ukrainian government into digging up dirt on him and his son.
"Here's what I know, I know Trump deserves to be investigated," said Biden. "He is violating every basic norm of a president. You should be asking him the question, why is he on the phone with a foreign leader trying to intimidate a foreign leader, if that's what happened? That appears to have happened. You should be looking at Trump. Trump's doing this because he knows I'll beat him like a drum and he's using the abuse of power and every element of the presidency to try to do something to smear me."
Trump is ‘a profoundly lawless individual’: Presidential biographer tells Democrats to wake up and go after president
On MSNBC's "AM Joy" Saturday, in the wake of the Ukraine scandal, presidential biographer Bloomberg Opinion executive editor Tim O'Brien laid out how President Donald Trump's presidency has become a pure exercise in criminality — and how House Democrats need to treat this as the threat that it is.
"The Democrats are looking at this as a chess board," said O'Brien. "Republicans see it as a knife fight. They're not even trying to play chess. They've been playing politics at the electoral level and in the Congress by simply trying to rip the spine out of anybody who opposes them. The Democrats are trying to figure out what's the right thing. I honor that, but as long as they sit back and are more concerned about appearances or not upsetting the table, Republicans are going to run circles around them, both electorally and when it comes to Donald Trump."