“The View” React: Donald Trump Women’s Day Tweets – WATCH VIDEO
“The View” co-hosts reacted to Donald Trump’s International Women’s Day tweets on Wednesday. Watch below.
As Gossip Cop has noted, today is International Women’s Day, an annual occasion to recognize the role females play in society. President Trump tweeted this morning, “I have tremendous respect for women and the many roles they serve that are vital to the fabric of our society and our economy. On International Women’s Day, join me in honoring the critical role of women here in America & around the world.”
Now on the ABC talk show, which is filming in Disney World this week, Whoopi Goldberg said she’s had “one bombshell after another this week. “I found out my phone is tapped. It turns out I’m an involuntary immigrant. And now the biggest one of all comes from the current president.” After reading the messages aloud, she expressed, “I’m not sure how to take these tweets, especially after the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee” said Trump is taken too literally.
“So what do we do? Do we take him literally on International Women’s Day?” she asked. Jedediah Bila responded, “I think you view it as the obligatory statement a president would have to make on International Women’s Day… I think he’s finally realizing, ‘I’m the president of the United States. I’m the president of all people, and I have to acknowledge a day that supports the role that women play in society at large.'”
Bila said she’s “glad he put the tweet out,” but wants to see policy backing up Trump’s statements. “That’s the problem, isn’t it?” remarked Sunny Hostin, who pointed out some of the president’s scandalous moments involving women. “It seemed very disingenuous to me.”
Bila argued, though, that it would’ve caused more problems if he didn’t acknowledge the special day, but Goldberg countered, “I think if he hadn’t made the statement, no one would’ve noticed.” And Sara Haines said, “My problem is here I was raised to know that my actions and my words reflect who I am… I’m not judging Trump from a partisan stance. My criticism of him is I’m listening to what he’s saying, and whether you call it seriously or literally, to me it’s emblematic of his heart.”
She added, “My criticisms are actually his words, not the way anyone’s skewing them.” Watch below.