“The View” Slams Donald Trump Over Anti-Semitism – WATCH VIDEO
“The View” co-hosts on Thursday slammed Donald Trump for side-stepping a question about anti-semitism. Watch below.
As Gossip Cop reported, Trump had a press conference with Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, during which the president was asked about anti-semitism in his administration and a rise in anti-semitic incidents. But instead of giving a direct answer and condemning anti-semitism, Trump touted his electoral college victory and pointed out that his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared are Jewish. Many stars criticized that response, and now the talk show’s panelists did, too.
“So just because his family is Jewish, that means anti-semitism will disappear?” Joy Behar asked incredulously. Sunny Hostin exclaimed, “He’s like certifiable! It was such a crazy, crazy — right? It was like this crazy response. He didn’t answer the question about anti-semitism. It was a very easy question to answer. I mean, you can answer that in 140 characters on Twitter.”
Indeed, Jedediah Bila said Trump should’ve responded, “I have zero tolerance for anti-semitism. My administration will follow protocol to make sure that doesn’t happen.” She went on to say of the president’s non-answer, “This is how he won… When you’re in a campaign you pivot. Somebody asks you a question you don’t know the answer to, you pivot. That’s not what a president does, though. A president has to answer the question.”
Whoopi Goldberg argued that Trump avoided addressing the question specifically because “he would’ve had to admit his rhetoric has increased anti-semitism in the country.” Sara Haines agreed, saying, “I don’t think he actually is anti-semitic. The problem here is his rhetoric, which we have not heard him speak about. He will not come out ever [and denounce it].”
“All he has to say is, ‘I truly am here for all of you.’ One statement,” she insisted. That led Behar to note, “All you need for evil to flourish is for good men to be silent. And that’s what he is: Maybe a good guy not speaking.” Check out the video below.