‘The View’ Slams Donald Trump For Doubting Russia Election Hacking (VIDEO)
“The View” co-hosts slammed Donald Trump on Friday after the president-elect disputed the findings of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russian hackers meddled in the 2016 presidential election. Watch the video below.
On Thursday, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper revealed that the organization found evidence to conclude that the Russian government interfered with the election. But Trump shot down the notion that any hacking took place and called the investigation a “political witch hunt.” During a “Hot Topics” segment on the daytime talk show, the co-hosts took Trump to task for refuting the government’s findings.
Whoopi Goldberg asked, “You think it will sink into his head that actually Russia had something to do with [the election results]?” to which Joy Behar responded, “It has sunk. He knows the truth. He doesn’t want to say it because of various reasons.” She continued, “Number one, his ego of course is out of control and so he doesn’t want everybody to think [he] didn’t win.”
Behar then went on to theorize that “the real reason” Trump is denying the U.S. government’s determination is because “he owes so much money in Russia.” She added, “When 17 different agencies are saying it, and he keeps saying ‘Nyet,’ there’s a problem.” Co-host Jedediah Bila agreed, adding, “If intelligence agencies come out and conclude that in fact Russia was involved and they have proof… I’m sorry, but I don’t really care if Donald Trump disagrees.” Watch the full video below.