“The View” Reacts: Donald Trump Campaign Linked To Russia (VIDEO)
“The View” co-hosts on Wednesday reacted to reported links between Donald Trump’s campaign staffers and Russia. Watch the video below.
Late Tuesday, it was reported that members of Trump’s presidential campaign had repeated contact with Russians. The president has called the claims “fake news,” and slammed the apparent leaks that have led to these reports. On the talk show, Jedediah Bila agreed with Trump on the latter point.
“It is a little scary, though, to me, because these people are unelected,” she said of intelligence agency employees, who are allegedly responsible for the leaks. “If they can at will say, ‘You know what, I think the people have a right to know this,’ and leak it to the public, that can be a little bit concerning. That’s not to say the content isn’t important.”
But Whoopi Goldberg argued, “The leak is not the issue. They’re on the phone with Russia. That’s the issue.” Sunny Hostin agreed, saying, “It’s also like the thief blaming the surveillance camera for the crime… That’s what the Trump administration is doing.” And Joy Behar complained, “The Republican party is not stepping up the way they should. They will sell their soul down the river.”
Added Goldberg, “For them to sit back and allow this seems crazy to me.” She even called out Paul Ryan by name, urging him to “stand for America.” And Hostin further said, “When I look at this from a prosecutor’s viewpoint, this is treason. This is treason. Treason is putting your enemy before your country.”
“Russia has been our number one enemy for 65 years. And the question really needs to be, what is the overall connection between Russia and this administration?” Hostin went on to ask. “And the way we get to that is Donald Trump’s taxes, because that’s where all of the business ties are.”
Bila agreed that an investigation “needs to take place” to find out if there was “collusion.” Check out the video below.