“The View” Reacts: Donald Trump Tweets During Comey Hearing (VIDEO)

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The View Trump Comey Hearing

By Shari Weiss

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The View Trump Comey Hearing

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“The View” co-hosts on Tuesday reacted to Donald Trump tweeting during the James Comey hearing. Watch below.

Whoopi Goldberg noted how Comey said before the House Intelligence Committee that there is no evidence Barack Obama wiretapped Trump, and confirmed there is an FBI investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia. The president fired off a number of tweets during the hearing, leading Comey to be asked about one of them. In his response, he essentially confirmed Trump’s tweet was inaccurate.

Jedediah Bila said Comey must’ve been sitting there wondering, “‘Am I in an ‘SNL’ skit?!’ That they’re responding to this guy’s tweets. This is crazy.” She said of Trump’s live tweets, “He was living in an alternate reality.” Sunny Hostin wondered, “Is he just being slick and sort of sly and trying to manipulate what’s coming out of the hearings, thinking people aren’t watching? Or is he just delusional?”

Bila thought it was about manipulation. “He views Twitter as his means of getting around the ‘mainstream media’… He’s banking on people not watching the hearing,” she said. And Sara Haines pointed out how Trump repeatedly twisted Comey’s statements to make them seem like they were in his favor. “His tweets are just enough off that they mean different things,” she said.

As the discussion continued, Goldberg declared, “The bottom line is nobody wiretapped your ass… Perhaps an apology to the former commander-in-chief for accusing him of a federal crime [is needed].” Haines thought that wouldn’t happen, saying, “If it needs an apology, he’ll go down with the lie.”

Hostin went on to say, “The big takeaway for me is the Trump administration is under a criminal investigation.” But that actually had Behar concerned. “One of th things that’s bothering me about this whole thing is that I don’t trust Comey,” she said, calling for a “special prosecutor.” The conversation went back to Trump’s tweets and his spread of misinformation.

Behar even suggested Trump is suffering from “psychosis,” and Goldberg called on people in Congress to “stand up” and say enough’s enough. Check out the full video below.

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