“The View” Reacts To Donald Trump Falsely Claiming Obama Didn’t Call Soldiers’ Families (VIDEO)

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The View Trump Obama Fallen Soldiers

By Shari Weiss |

The View Trump Obama Fallen Soldiers


On Tuesday’s “The View,” the co-hosts reacted to Donald Trump falsely claiming Barack Obama didn’t call the families of fallen soldiers. They also discussed the president deflecting blame over what his administration hasn’t accomplished. Watch the video below.

Briefly on Monday, Whoopi Goldberg ripped Trump for not talking about the four soldiers who were killed in Niger. Later that day, during a press conference, he was asked about not reaching out to the grieving families. “President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn’t make calls. A lot of them didn’t make calls,” he wrongly insisted. On the contrary, past presidents made these calls a priority.

Now Goldberg said, “I think most presidents make those calls. I’m sorry. Just say maybe you hadn’t gotten to it yet. You don’t need to bring in Obama. What is wrong with you? Just stop… ‘Cause it turns out to be a lie.” Sara Haines noted that such calls are “typically done in private” and “not something they do and then broadcast.” She said, “The thing that bothers me now is these families are still listening to this conversation.” She questioned “how sincere” it would be for Trump to call now.

Joy Behar mentioned that in addition to bringing up Obama, Trump also tweeted about Hillary Clinton yesterday. “He’s obsessed with Obama and Hillary Clinton… It’s like, ‘move it along,'” she complained. Sunny Hostin also admonished, “When he’s criticized, his intuitive reaction seems to be to point the finger somewhere else. That’s what we teach our children not to do.” And Meghan McCain, who comes from a military family, expressed, “I never understand any sort of attacking on either side of the aisle that has to do with the military or fallen soldiers.”

The panelists went on to address Trump, also on Monday, saying during a meeting, “We’re not getting the job done. I’m not going to blame myself, I’m going to be honest. They’re not getting the job done.” Behar observed, “Again: ‘I didn’t do it. I didn’t do it. It’s them.'” McCain pointed out, “His base agrees with him. They think he’s doing a fine job.” Haines took issue with Trump running on a “total deal-maker platform.” “Well, you can’t just then put it on the party, the Congress,” she said. She also argued the president wants it “both ways,” taking credit for any successes but shirking responsibility for any failures.

“You really have to be a consensus builder when you are a president, and I am surprised he’s unable to do that… Why do you think he’s incapable of building these coalitions?” asked Hostin. Goldberg suggested it’s because he simply doesn’t know what he’s doing in a political setting. McCain replied, “He’s not a conventional Republican. He’s a populist icon. We have to remember that when we’re discussing deal-making.” And his base, she said, believe “it’s everybody’s fault except Trump’s.”

Hostin also brought up the criticism Clinton has received for supposedly not taking enough responsibility for her election loss. “Republicans don’t seem to be upset about [his] blame-shifting… Now you have this president pointing the fingers at the very people who were criticizing Hillary for not taking the blame for it. It’s the height of hypocrisy,” she exclaimed. But, McCain reminded, to Trump supporters, everyone is trying to “sabotage” him. “Everyone [in their view] is the swamp except President Trump,” she said. Check out the videos below. NOTE: The videos are no longer available.

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