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.”
Ukraine begged Trump to raise issue of their captive sailors with Putin — he didn’t and Russia state TV gloated
The ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is being painted by Congress and the press against the backdrop of the ongoing war between Russia and the Ukraine.
As more and more sworn deposition transcripts are released, researchers are able to link up the testimony of events with real-time reactions, giving us a remarkable insight into the implications of foreign policy decisions.
Investigative journalist Julia Davis flagged one key part of testimony in the transcript released of the deposition by Ukraine embassy political officer David Holmes.
The transcript reveals Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the former federal prosecutor who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, interviewing Holmes about Ukraine's desperation to set up a meeting with Trump.
‘Something nefarious going on’: Obama deputy chief of staff doesn’t buy White House claims on Trump’s health
The deputy chief of staff for operations in the Obama administration broke down on Monday why the White House claims on President Donald Trump's surprise Saturday visit to Walter Reed Hospital.
Jim Messina, who also was the campaign manager for Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, was interviewed Monday on MSNBC's "The Last Word" by anchor Lawrence O'Donnell.
O'Donnell noted the note the White House physician sent to White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham:
[caption id="attachment_1563602" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Memorandum from Dr. Sean Conley to Stephanie Grisham.[/caption]
Trump doctor denies the president underwent any ‘neurologic evaluations’ at Walter Reed Hospital
The physician to the president claimed that President Donald Trump did not undergo "neurologic" evaluations during a surprise visit to Walter Reed Hospital.
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham released a picture of a memorandum from Dr. Sean Conley, which was printed on "Office of the Press Secretary" letterhead.
The memo was sent to Grisham.
On Saturday, Grisham had claimed the purpose of the visit was to conduct a "partial" physical. Dr. Conley referred to the visit as an "interim check up."