“The View” Reacts: Donald Trump Defunding Sanctuary Cities Blocked By Judge – WATCH VIDEO

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The View Trump Sanctuary Cities

By Shari Weiss |

The View Trump Sanctuary Cities


On Wednesday’s “The View,” the co-hosts reacted to a judge blocking Donald Trump’s order to defund sanctuary cities. Watch below.

At the start of the ABC talk show, Whoopi Goldberg explained the ruling that came down on Tuesday, and read aloud Trump’s angry, defiant tweet about the situation, which he sent Wednesday morning. Joy Behar observed, “Trump doesn’t seem to want any blowback… When they say no, he gets into a hissy fit like that. ‘I’ll see you in the Supreme Court!’ He thinks it’s a dictatorship.”

Sunny Hostin agreed that Trump views his presidency that way, in conflict with “constitutional balance” and “checks and balances.” She also pointed out that while Trump’s tweet blasted the Ninth Circuit for this new ruling, “This judge is not on the Ninth Circuit. This judge is a federal judge in San Francisco.”

“I think he ran with a talking point that unfortunately did not apply,” Jedediah Bila said of Trump’s mistake. She went on to defend, “I do think he is right on the issue of sanctuary cities.” She argued that such havens “violate federal law,” a statement that Hostin countered was “not accurate.”

Sara Haines thought a middle road between the two extremes of embracing immigrants and forcefully monitoring immigrants is needed. After some push back from Goldberg and Hostin, she insisted, “I’m not saying the way Trump is doing it.” Behar later tried to lighten the discussion by cracking, “Where is Melania going to go if we don’t have any sanctuary cities?”

The tense conversation, however, spilled over into the hour’s second segment. Check out the videos below.

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