How long can this show stay on the air? “The View” continues to produce some of the craziest moments in television history.
Co-host Joy Behar just suggested that East Palestine residents got what they deserved with the Norfolk Southern train derailment because they supported President Donald Trump.
Yes. She. Said. That.
This small Ohio town experienced the disaster of a train derailment that spilled toxic chemicals within feet of some of their houses on February 3. It prompted evacuations and shelter-in-place orders throughout the town.
Officials have said it is safe for the residents to return to the town and that the air and water are safe, but the chemical smell is still in the air and questions keep arising about the long-term safety of the people.
The government has been asked to do more in the aftermath of the crisis, but Biden has only offered a tiny tweet and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg finally arrived on the scene three weeks after the incident.
The panel then began talking about Trump’s visit to the town Wednesday. Co-host Sara Haines defended Trump by bringing “Trump” water, saying all supplies are needed.
“One thing I just want to say is I do think this was an unforced error by President Biden. It was 20 days before we had Secretary Buttigieg go down, 10 days before he put out a statement acknowledging it,” co-host Alyssa Farah-Griffin said. “This is Trump country. He won by 40 points. He is a president for all Americans, I believe that, but he needs to show that he is. It was time for him to be there.”
That is when Joy Behar went nuts, “I don’t know why they would ever vote for [Trump], for somebody who, by the way, he placed someone with deep ties to the chemical industry in charge of the EPA’s chemical safety office. That’s who you voted for, in that district,” Behar said, looking directly into the camera. “Donald Trump, who reduces all safety, he did!”
“I think this is Donald Trump’s fault,” Hostin said.
“It’s his fault, and then he shows up,” Behar said.
Joy Behar says the residents of East Palestine got what they deserved because they voted for Trump:
"That's who you voted for!" pic.twitter.com/Xrbxyunnrv
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) February 23, 2023