“The View” host Whoopi Goldberg schooled Abby Huntsman, who argued that moderate voters would turn to President Donald Trump if Democrats moved too far left.
The panelists were discussing Tuesday night’s debate with guest co-host Chelsea Clinton, who was sitting in for absent Joy Behar, and Huntsman praised the party’s moderates.
“I give Mayor Pete (Buttigieg) and Amy Klobuchar kudos,” Huntsman said. “Mayor Pete, who I have liked from the beginning, but last night was his best performance yet. (Joe) Biden also, but he delivers what Biden is saying, I think, so much better.”
Huntsman and Goldberg clashed over the strength and thoroughness of Buttigieg’s policy platforms, and the conservative co-host argued that his plans were more palatable to moderate voters.
“He does have a plan, and what I like about him is he says, let’s live in reality,” Huntsman said. “If you want to win this election, you have to give people a choice.”
Huntsman particularly liked when Buttigieg challenged Beto O’Rourke’s plan to confiscate military-style weapons.
“He said, this is a purity test,” she said. “That’s never going to pass, so let’s live in reality. Once again, I think that is the way to beat Trump. If you go so far to the left and say, we’re going to live in this world that’s never going to exist, you’re not going to get people in the middle. They’ve going to have no option but to maybe vote for Trump again. That’s what’s going to happen.”
Goldberg said her dynamics were all wrong.
“If that’s the only option for people in the middle, there’s not the middle,” Goldberg said. “That’s not the middle if that’s the only option.”
John Oliver explains how the Ukraine scandal so stupid even Fox News ‘idiot’ Steve Doocy should understand it
"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver closed out his season with a special report for Fox News hosts who seem to be struggling with the basic understanding of things like "bribery" or the concept that attempted crimes are still actually crimes.
At the top of Sunday's show, Oliver played a clip of Fox News host Laura Ingraham who made the argument that if Trump tried to commit a crime and didn't manage to pull it off, then he's clearly innocent.
"Attempted bribery isn't in the constitution," proclaimed Ingraham, forgetting about what "high crimes and misdemeanors" covers. "Remember, Ukraine got its aid, it was 14 days delayed, big deal. And Ukraine never made any public statement about the investigation."
This is the energy executive who first exposed Trump’s Ukraine scandal: report
CNN host Chris Cuomo did a special investigative report by Drew Griffin looking at the money trail from Russia to President Donald Trump's Ukraine scandal.
"You probably don’t know Dale Perry, but history may record this energy executive as one of the first who sounded the alarm about what would become President Trump’s impeachment inquiry," said Griffin. "In April, Perry’s former business partner Andrew Favorov, now a director at Ukraine's state-owned gas company Naftogaz, says two shady characters had approached him, with a secret management plan to take over the management from the inside. Those two shady characters Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, are two low-level, Soviet-born businessmen from south Florida. And they were trying to clear the way for their own gas business."
‘A slam-dunk-case’: MSNBC analysts predict GOP will defend Trump — and ‘the guy is going to get off’
More evidence was outed Sunday as the Wall Street Journal revealed emails from EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland, who promised to keep the White House abreast of President Donald Trump's demand for an investigation by Ukraine. The news prompted an MSNBC panelists to explain that it wouldn't matter how much evidence was presented, Republicans will never vote to remove Trump.
Host Geoff Bennett asked about the witness testimony and preponderance of evidence that "all points in one direction at this point, that President Trump orchestrated this entire" Ukraine investigations.
"It's a slam dunk case, and yet we know the guy is going to get off," said Los Angels Times White House reporter Eli Stokols. "That's effectively what you're saying. Because all the testimony has lined up so closely, the fact that [EU Ambassador Gordon] Sondland has come to come in, and because testimony from [Ambassador Bill] Taylor and others, has had to change testimony, Republicans have no choice -- the president has no choice but to try to dismiss the entire thing as partisan."